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Bluetooth SIG Selects SourceForge

SourceForge to Support Development of Next-Generation Wireless Specification

FREMONT, Calif. Feb. 11, 2003 VA Software Corporation (Nasdaq:LNUX) today announced that the Bluetooth(TM) Special Interest Group (SIG) has deployed the SourceForge(TM) Development Intelligence application to support community development of its next-generation wireless specification.

The Bluetooth SIG is a trade association comprised of leaders in the telecommunications, computing, and network industries driving the development of a low-cost short-range wireless specification for connecting mobile products. Promoter members include 3Com, Agere, Ericsson, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Motorola, Nokia and Toshiba, joined by hundreds of other associate and adopter member companies.

The new Bluetooth SIG membership site, located at, was launched in January 2003 with more than 11,000 registered users. Powered by SourceForge, the new site makes it easy for project teams to create and manage their own development projects and tools. Mailing lists, discussion forums, documentation and code are stored and managed in a central repository, enabling community members to share information and collaborate. Newly featured on the site are "Idea Labs" where developers of wireless products can collaborate in parallel with the official specification effort of the trade association.

"The momentum behind Bluetooth wireless technology continues to grow and our worldwide membership of companies needs rich online collaboration tools. SourceForge provided a proven, scalable and customizable solution," said Mike McCamon, Executive Director of the Bluetooth SIG. "As Bluetooth wireless technology becomes pervasive across so many markets, it is imperative we provide the resources needed to support that growth. Our new site, powered by SourceForge, will help in achieving our vision for Bluetooth wireless technology."

"SourceForge Enterprise Edition is helping the Bluetooth SIG push the boundaries of collaborative technology development by improving communication and fostering collaboration across hundreds of companies and thousands of users," said David Appelbaum, senior vice president of marketing, VA Software. "We are very excited to see SourceForge being used at a key center of wireless standards development activity.

About SourceForge Enterprise Edition

SourceForge Enterprise Edition from VA Software is the web-based Development Intelligence application for streamlining application lifecycle management. SourceForge combines collaborative development tools with real-time metrics reporting, enabling management visibility and project predictability for distributed software development teams throughout the application development lifecycle. Development Intelligence with SourceForge helps organizations align software development projects with business goalsfrom the implementation of process standards such as CMM and ISO, to cost containment, IP contingency planning and development outsourcing.

About VA Software

VA Software (Nasdaq:LNUX), provider of SourceForge Enterprise Edition, is the leader in Development Intelligence. SourceForge is a web-based application that combines collaborative development tools with real-time metrics reporting. Development Intelligence with SourceForge helps companies manage process, code and teams to drive quality and efficiency in software development. VA Software customers currently using SourceForge include major organizations in financial services, defense and aerospace, and government. Information on how Development Intelligence with SourceForge enables intelligent development is available at

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