People are shocked and upset that Matt Mickiewicz, co-founder of SitePoint, took the marketplace section of that site and made it into a stand alone business. The new site, called Flippa, will allow people to buy and sell web sites.
These two Mixergy interviews with Matt will help you understand why he spins out sections of SitePoint:
How 99designs Became a $5+ Million Marketplace – In this interview, he actually talks about his plans to create Flippa. He also explains how 99designs grew using a plan that’s very similar to the one he has in mind for Flippa.
How to Quickly Build and Sell Sites – In this interview (which is audio-only), Matt explains how someone could buy a web site on a marketplace like Flippa, build it up and sell it.