Linux Site Andover.Net Gets $10m in Mezzanine Funding.
Linux publishing powerhouse Andover.Net has raised $10m in
mezzanine financing from TA Associates of Boston, Massachusetts. TA
Associates principal, Jonathan Goldstein, has joined Andover.Net's
board of directors. Earlier this year, Andover.Net acquired the open
source developer community resource sites Slashdot and Freshmeat. Both
sites received extensive hardware overhauls that were completed this
week. "It's pretty wild having this much metal running
Slashdot," admitted founder Rob "CmdrTaco" Malda.
"People have stopped emailing me to complain that the server is
slow. The new hardware means a bigger, better and faster Slashdot. And
it goes well with chicken."