SlashCodeSlash (a backronym for Slashdot Like Automated Story-telling Homepage), (often incorrectly called Slashcode, which is the name of the website and SourceForge project), is the open source collection of Perl scripts which runs Slashdot, one of the oldest and most popular collaborative weblogs around. Slashcode was originally written by Rob Malda, and is now maintained by Jamie McCarthy and Chris Nandor, among others.
Slash is designed to be run on top of the Apache web server with a MySQL database for data storage and retrieval. It runs Slashdot (which has spawned many imitators) and is released under terms of the Free Software Foundation's GNU General Public License. Many other websites use various customized versions of this software for their own web forums.
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