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[Update1] Geeknet Divests ohloh. The Minds Behind Failed to Turn Geeknet GKNTs World Class Open Source Assets Into Something Extraordinary. What's Next for and



November 01, 2010 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: GKNT.DL , BBY , YHOO

[Update1] Geeknet Divests ohloh. The Minds Behind Failed to Turn Geeknet GKNTs World Class Open Source Assets Into Something Extraordinary. What's Next for and

Note: This topic was originally posted February 20, 2010.  On October 5, 2010 there was an announcement re: Geeknet's Ohloh sale to Black Duck. See (October 16, 2010) [Update2] Geeknet (GKNT) Announces Sale of to Black Duck Software.  Issues of fact: Geeknet failed in maximizing shareholder value and monetizing its May 2009 acquisition of ohloh. The former founder of ohloh is the current Chief Product Officer of GKNT. The compelling question then is: What's Next for and

The original February 20th 2010 post...

(February 20, 2010)  >>#11 [1]. How has contributed to:'s contribution margins?, ROE?, revenue growth?,'s competitive strategy? and competitive advantage?, brand equity?

The q4 Feb 11 2010 CC has come and gone but this remains a if not [the] key question(s), all related to and [and Geeknet (LNUX)'s real [pv] Future. 

Q: What/When are the minds behind doing to turn ,,, itself, {? ... ?} into something extraordinary...into a Viral Loop?  The presupposition being that needs to happen. It not only needs to happen but it is a given, vis-a-vis a mathematical identity e.g. 0 + 0  = 0.  The answer to this question and below related subpoints represents Geeknet (LNUX)s Future and pv

               * competitive position vis-a-vis,,,  google code...(will Geeknet acquire Github? or enter into strategic alliances with launchpad?). Why hasn't SF aggressively pursued establishing a World Class  "Mobile (iPhone, Android, WIndows7....) Apps" Projects section/competition? 

               * Establishing a mind-blowing World Class ohloh-sourceforge-slashdot-freshmeat Web 2.0+ / Viral [Expansion] Loop Feedback ecosystem.

I am thinking this is what Scott CollisonJason AllenAndy VerprauskusRobin Luckey, et al are up to/thinking about. But this is [the] Geeknet (LNUX) ten-bagger question.

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[1] [UPDATE4] The Top 15 Questions Analysts Should Be Asking Geeknet (LNUX) CEO Kauffman on the Feb 11 Q4 Conference Call. 

[2] [UPDATE1] ZDNet Deals A Body Blow To Geeknet (LNUX), SourceForge, and effectively Ohloh:

"Google Code is more Powerful than SourceForge

"...Examples like this now make Google Code more powerful than Sourceforge, in my opinion. If you’re an ambitious programmer, you want to be working where your work might be seen by people who can do you some good. Google Code has become off-Broadway. Sourceforge is Philadelphia..." Source: ZDNet March 18, 2010.

Comment: why hasn't Geeknet acquired yet? 


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