Founder and editor-in-chief Rob Malda, better known as CmdrTaco, has resigned from Slashdot.
“After 14 years and over 15,000 stories posted, it’s finally time for me to say Good-Bye to Slashdot. I created this place with my best friends in a run down house while still in college. Since then it has grown to be read by more than a million people, and has served Billions and Billions of Pages (yes, in my head I hear the voice). During my tenure I have done my best to keep Slashdot firmly grounded in its origins, but now it’s time for someone else to come aboard and find the *future*“, CmdrTaco posted on Slashdot.
Slashdot began when Rob Malda and Jeff Bates created it while undergraduates of Hop College. Eventually the site wound up in the hands of VA Linux Systems, where Malda ran it out of the SourceForge Inc. office in Dexter, Michigan. Though Malda has held numerous titles and roles over the years, he’s stated that his main role was just to “Make Slashdot Great“.