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IBM Selects VA Software's SourceForge Software

SAN FRANCISCO August 5, 2003 VA Software Corporation (Nasdaq: LNUX) today announced that IBM will use SourceForge Enterprise Edition 3.3 for its internal open source community, supporting more than 2000 registered IBM open source developers. The software from VA Software will help IBM coordinate internal, community-based development activity in its labs around the world to increase developer productivity and performance.

"SourceForge has been instrumental in accelerating some of the largest, geographically distributed development projects in the open source community," said Douglas Heintzman, director, IBM Open Source strategy. "By selecting SourceForge Enterprise Edition 3.3, we expect to increase productivity, enhance teamwork and accelerate the software projects of our developer community across the corporation."

"In today's IT market, companies like IBM - the world's largest IT company - face a major challenge-improving communication and fostering collaboration across hundreds of companies and thousands of developers," said Ali Jenab, president and CEO, VA Software Corporation. "SourceForge is the ideal solution to this problem. We are very excited to see SourceForge being used by IBM to build its internal developer community."

About SourceForge Enterprise Edition

SourceForge Enterprise Edition is the Development Intelligence application from VA Software. SourceForge provides a unified development environment for managing code, content and process. For more information on SourceForge visit: http://www.vasoftware.com/products

About VA Software

VA Software (Nasdaq: LNUX), provider of SourceForge Enterprise Edition, is the leader in Development Intelligence. VA Software customers currently using SourceForge include major organizations in financial services, defense and aerospace, manufacturing, communications and government. Information on how SourceForge aligns IT and business is available at www.vasoftware.com.

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VA Software Corp.
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