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VA Software Adds Andrew Anker To Board Of Directors

Pioneering internet media and advertising figure to further extend VA Software's leadership position in internet media markets

Fremont, California September 22, 2004 VA Software Corporation (Nasdaq: LNUX), provider of SourceForge® Enterprise Edition, and parent company of OSTG, the Open Source Technology Group (OSTG), the leading technical network serving enterprise IT managers and development professionals, today announced that Andrew Anker has joined its board of directors effective September 20, 2004. Anker brings more than 17 years of experience in the areas of internet media, advertising, technology and financial analysis.

"We are very excited to have someone with Andrew's media experience and forward-thinking insights join our board," said Ali Jenab, president and CEO, VA Software. "Andrew brings tremendous vision and expertise to the media side of our business, helping us to further extend VA Software's leadership position in the internet media markets with our OSTG subsidiary."

Mr. Anker is Executive Vice President, Corporate Development, for Six Apart, a weblog software and services firm. From 1998 through 2003, Anker was a General Partner with August Capital where he invested in consumer facing internet companies and led the partnership's investments in such companies as Tickle, Listen.com (creators of Rhapsody) and Evite. Prior to August Capital, Anker co-founded and was Chief Executive Officer of Wired Digital, Inc., a pioneering Internet news and media organization which launched the first advertising supported web site (HotWired) in 1994. Anker led Wired Digital from its founding through 1998 and built it into one of the 20 largest networks of web sites.

About VA Software

VA Software (Nasdaq: LNUX) is at the center of today's technology revolution and incites innovation by empowering the IT and developer communities with information, community support and software. VA Software is the parent company of OSTG (Open Source Technology Group), formerly OSDN, and the creator of SourceForge. SourceForge.net is the global nexus for the Open Source community with more than 87,000 Open Source projects and over 900,000 registered users. SourceForge Enterprise Edition is an enterprise-grade version of SourceForge for optimizing and managing distributed development within the enterprise.

OSTG, the cornerstone of the Open Source movement, is the leading online network for IT managers and development professionals. OSTG technology-focused sites include Slashdot.org, SourceForge.net, ITManagersJournal.com, NewsForge.com, Linux.com and freshmeat.net. OSTG also runs ThinkGeek.com, an online retailer of technology products, and the MediaBuilder network, featuring AnimationFactory.com. OSTG receives more than 230 million page views and nearly 16 million unique visitors every single month.

For more information about VA Software, visit www.vasoftware.com. For more information about OSTG, visit www.ostg.com.

Contact Information

Jan Liband
VA Software
510.687.7153,

Rachel Kim Euretig
Lewis PR
415.277.5463,



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