Reddit Goes Open Source, Releases Code To Public

Reddit has just announced that they are going open source and releasing their code to the public. Here’s a video by their alien mascot explaining this decision.

Today we’re excited to announce that we’re open sourcing reddit. We’ve always strived to be as open and transparent with our users as possible, and this is the next logical step. When we say ‘open-source’ we mean specifically that the code behind reddit is available to the public for download, and we’re inviting the public to submit code to help improve the site.

MG Siegler has a great write-up on Reddit’s announcement over on Venture Beat.