Failory is described as 'community where failed startup owners come to tell their failure stories and the mistakes they committed so that future entrepreneurs can learn from them and don’t make the same errors'. There are more than 25 alternatives to Failory, not only websites but also apps for a variety of platforms, including Android, iPhone, Windows and iPad. The best alternative is Reddit, which is free. Other great sites and apps similar to Failory are Hacker News (Free), Lifehacker (Free), MakeUseOf (Free) and SaidIt.net (Free, Open Source).
Unsatisfied with the few link sharing communities that were available and their proprietary, untransparent and non-secure nature, ziq made the original raddle.me (then known as raddit.me) with Wordpress, but it had a lot of limitations.
News for nerds, stuff that matters. Slashdot (aka /.) is a technology-related news and discussion site with a focus on Linux, free and open source software and information freedom and privacy issues. The software it runs on, called Slashcode, is open source.
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