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Slash (a backronym for Slashdot Like Automated Story-telling Homepage), or Slashcode, is the open source collection of Perl scripts which runs Slashdot, one of the oldest and most popular collaborative weblogs around. Slashcode was originally written by Rob Malda.

Slash is designed to be run on top of the Apache web server with a MySQL database for data storage and retrieval (though it supports the use of the PostgreSQL database). It runs Slashdot (which has spawned many imitators) and is released under terms of the Free Software Foundation's GNU General Public License. Many other websites use various customized versions of this software for their own web forums.

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