SourceForge, Inc. announced on Wednesday that it has changed its name to Geeknet, Inc. to more accurately reflect the company’s business and the growing market it serves. The name change also supports the company’s intention to expand the reach of its online advertising services into new categories.
Sourceforge has always been a place to find open source applications and tools.
“Renaming the company Geeknet is the latest step in our rapid transformation,” said Scott L. Kauffman, President & CEO of Geeknet. “Our new name is a more accurate articulation of our business. With Geeknet as our calling card on Madison Avenue, we are now able to clearly define the audience we serve and more effectively capture the business opportunity that we are addressing.”
The Geeknet network, also includes Slashdot, ThinkGeek and Ohloh, among others, and serves more than 40 million geeks each month.
The sourceforge.net site will remain as it was.
I’ve downloaded a lot of great software from there over the years. It looks like they will be around for the long haul!