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VA Software Introduces SourceForge Enterprise Edition 3.1

Features Broader Enterprise Integration, Enhanced Project Administration, New User Interface

FREMONT, Calif. April 23, 2002 VA Software Corp. (Nasdaq: LNUX) today announced SourceForge[tm] Enterprise Edition 3.1, the latest version of its flagship product. SourceForge is a collaborative software development (CSD) platform that integrates tools for developers to build applications, and for managers to gain insight into development activities across different locations, teams and participants.

New features in SourceForge 3.1 include broader integration with enterprise environments; enhanced functionality in project administration and knowledge management; and a redesigned user interface. SourceForge Enterprise Edition now offers direct integration with software configuration management (SCM) tools including Rational® ClearCase® and Perforce, and runs on the Solaris® operating environment, in addition to Linux®.

"The SourceForge 3.1 release is a major milestone for VA Software," said Ali Jenab, president and COO, VA Software. "SourceForge Enterprise Edition delivers intuitive webbased tools that enable developers to collaborate; managers to monitor projects; and executives to obtain critical information on demand. With 3.1, we're also offering more options to integrate with a broader set of application development tools and operating environments, as well as improved functionality in project administration and knowledge management."

New Features in SourceForge Enterprise Edition 3.1.

SourceForge Enterprise Edition 3.1 features multiple enhancements, including:

  • Broader Integration with Enterprise Environments. SourceForge now runs on Solaris and integrates with several bestofbreed SCM tools developers currently use for managing code, including Rational ClearCase and Perforce.
  • Enhanced Project Administration. 3.1 introduces a number of key enhancements to SourceForge's project administration functionality, including project templates that speed new project creation; new statistical report templates and scheduled report distribution via email; and more finely regulated rolebased access control.
  • Expanded Knowledge Management. SourceForge Enterprise Edition enables pervasive search of virtually all project information, including code, email and document archives. In addition, 3.1 offers more advanced search and reporting features, new data export capabilities, and bug and issue tracking functionality.
  • Improved User Interface. Key elements of SourceForge have been redesigned to provide better navigation through more intuitive menu structures, search fields and search results, and improved visual cues.

Collaborative Software Development with SourceForge

SourceForge is the leading collaborative software development platform used by more than 400,000 developers worldwide. By bringing SourceForge to the enterprise, VA Software is enabling IT and software engineering organizations to accelerate application development, improve their leverage of existing resources, and reduce total software development costs.

SourceForge provides webbased code management tools, including software configuration management, bug tracking and issue tracking; developer management tools, including project administration, monitoring and status reports; and knowledge management tools, including document management, discussion forums, mailing lists and pervasive search.

Current VA Software customers using SourceForge include Fortune 500 companies such as Pfizer, HewlettPackard and Agilent Technologies, as well as major organizations such as Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Cornell University, Open SystemC Initiative and others.

SourceForge Enterprise Edition 3.1 is scheduled to ship in May 2002.

Further information on SourceForge is available at http://www.vasoftware.com.

About VA Software

VA Software is the provider of SourceForge[tm], the collaborative software development (CSD) platform used by more than 400,000 developers worldwide. SourceForge Enterprise Edition helps IT and engineering organizations accelerate application development by integrating tools for developers to collaborate and for managers to gain insight into development activities across different locations, teams and participants. Information on VA Software’s SourceForge enterprise software product, services and support is available at www.vasoftware.com.

Note Regarding Forward–Looking Statements: This press release contains forwardlooking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including statements regarding the anticipated customer benefits from and scheduled shipping date for SourceForge Enterprise Edition 3.1. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied in such forwardlooking statements due to various factors, including: VA's ability to successfully complete its ongoing quality assurance process and performance testing; competition with, and pricing pressures from, more established competitors; VA's ability to successfully attract, retain and motivate employees; VA's reliance upon strategic relationships with other companies and its ability to negotiate, close and implement specific terms relating to them; rapid technological and market change; and VA's ability to protect and defend its intellectual property rights. Investors should consult VA's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Quarterly Report on Form 10Q for its quarter ended January 26, 2002, for further information regarding these and the other risks of the Company's business. These documents are available at the SEC Web site: www.sec.gov. VA assumes no obligation to update the forwardlooking information contained in this news release.

Note to editors: VA Software and SourceForge are trademarks or registered trademarks of VA Software Corporation in the United States and in other countries. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds. Solaris is a registered trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc. Oracle is a registered trademark of Oracle Corporation. Rational and ClearCase are registered trademarks of Rational Software Corporation. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.



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