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VA Software Ships SourceForge Enterprise Edition 3.1

FREMONT, Calif. May 28, 2002 VA Software Corporation (Nasdaq: LNUX), provider of the SourceForge[tm] collaborative software development (CSD) platform, today announced that SourceForge Enterprise Edition 3.1 is now shipping.

SourceForge is a webbased enterprise software product that integrates tools for developers to build applications, and for managers to gain insight into development activities across different locations, teams and participants. By using SourceForge, IT development and software engineering organizations can accelerate application development, improve their leverage of existing resources and reduce total software development costs.

According to Gartner research analyst Theresa Lanowitz: "Increasingly distributed application development (AD) organizations will find collaborative development tools essential for any project. Collaborative tools foster communication among stakeholders and provide a common location for information pertinent to all aspects of a project. AD organizations progressing toward full maturity should investigate the use of collaborative tools to increase communication."

New Features in SourceForge 3.1

SourceForge Enterprise Edition 3.1 introduces broader integration with enterprise environments, including integration with popular software configuration management (SCM) tools such as Rational® ClearCase® and Perforce. In addition, SourceForge now runs on the Solaris® operating environment, as well as Linux®.

"By enabling integration with Rational ClearCase and Perforce[tm] in addition to CVS[tm] we provide increased flexibility for our customers," said Larry Augustin, chairman and CEO, VA Software. "The power of SourceForge lies in its ability to unify development activity and information across different application development tools and environments, enabling collaboration and leveraging our customers existing tools."

SourceForge 3.1 also introduces many enhancements that make it easier for managers to monitor the status of development projects. New project administration features include project templates that speed new project creation; statistical report templates and scheduled report distribution; and more finely regulated rolebased access control. Knowledge management features in 3.1 include improved issue tracking functionality, as well as more advanced search and reporting across code repositories, document archives, mailing lists and discussion forums.

Collaborative Software Development with SourceForge

SourceForge is the leading collaborative software development platform with more than 400,000 users worldwide. Current VA Software customers using SourceForge include Fortune 500 companies such as Lockheed Martin and Pfizer, as well as major organizations such as Sandia National Laboratories, Open SystemC Initiative, Cornell University and others.

Further information on SourceForge is available at

About VA Software

VA Software is the provider of SourceForge[tm], the collaborative software development (CSD) platform with more than 400,000 users 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


Note Regarding ForwardLooking 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 SourceForge 3.1 quality assurance process and performance testing; VA's success in expanding its SourceForge enterprise software business; VA's ability to successfully attract, retain and motivate employees; the possibility of further deterioration in the general economy; VA’s ability to achieve and sustain higher levels of revenue; 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; future guidelines and interpretations regarding software revenue recognition; unforeseen expenses that VA may incur in future quarters; competition with, and pricing pressures from, more established competitors; 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 the fiscal 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: VA assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking information contained in this news release.

Note to editors: VA Software, SourceForge and OSDN are trademarks or registered trademarks of VA Software Corporation in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.


Marla Kramer, Media Relations
VA Software Corporation
(510) 687-7018

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