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[–]roc 6 insightful - 1 fun6 insightful - 0 fun7 insightful - 1 fun -  (4 children)

Reddit's source code was public until 2015, Saidit has been forked from this.

[–]OwU[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (3 children)

That's actually pretty cool of Reddit to do.

[–]IdleHands 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (2 children)

Stopped sharing their code back in 2015?

[–]OwU[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

That they actually released their source code at one point. IIRC, 2015 is when the redesign beta took place so I don't see a reason for them to release the source code for something they aren't updating

[–]d3rr 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Well they could have made the new site public too but decided against it, citing it reduced their competitive advantage in the market, that others could snoop on their video platform or something.

It rubs people wrong because they pitched themselves as a free speech and open source site, even using the motto "open source is awesome".

Also whatever code they were releasing was not complete so they were never truly open source in the first place. They admitted to two different repos.