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VA Software Announces Exclusive Community Portal for SourceForge Enterprise Edition Customers and Partners

"Tapestry" Facilitates Collaboration Between SourceForge Enterprise Edition Users, Ensuring Faster Integration, Implementation and Return on Investment

FREMONT, CA 01/19/2005 VA Software Corporation (NASDAQ: LNUX), a leading provider of software, information and community support for IT and development professionals, has launched a portal to help customers and partners to maximize the value from their investment in SourceForge® Enterprise Edition.

Tapestry, powered by SourceForge Enterprise Edition, is a secure portal for use by SourceForge Enterprise Edition customers and partners. It enables customers and partners to view, learn about, and benefit from the innovations and integrations other users have made with SourceForge Enterprise Edition. By leveraging the work of other users, customers can minimize the cost and time spent on integration between SourceForge Enterprise Edition and other tools, such as Software Configuration Management (SCM), project management or customer support applications, greatly reducing the time to adoption. Similarly, partners can use Tapestry to deliver integration projects on behalf of clients more quickly and easily.

The portal also enhances the quality of integration work by allowing customers and partners to build on, and learn from, the efforts of other members of the community. Rather than spending time on re-creating basic integrations, users can focus on specific enhancements and requirements for their organization.

"The integration of Apptero's business application planning (BAP) software and SourceForge Enterprise Edition provides an ideal solution for companies dealing with the communication and collaboration challenges of increasingly distributed development teams," said Kamran Kheirolomoom, CEO, Apptero, Inc. "When developing the integration, Tapestry provided a great way for us to collaborate with the VA Software engineering team, share requirements with stakeholders in both organizations, and deliver the code and other assets on time and in accordance with specifications. Just as Apptero and SourceForge bring business and IT together to optimally define and deliver enterprise applications, the new Tapestry portal provides a rich collaboration framework for use by enterprise customers and partners alike."

"SourceForge Enterprise Edition allows enterprises to create a truly collaborative environment in which developers can become more productive by sharing code and concepts," said Colin Bodell, CTO at VA Software. "We wanted to facilitate the same collaborative benefits for anyone developing new integrations and enhancements to SourceForge Enterprise Edition. By creating a platform to share the wealth of knowledge and experience our users have, we're able to make SourceForge Enterprise Edition an even more powerful application."

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 93,000+ Open Source projects and 990,000+ registered users. SourceForge Enterprise Edition optimizes distributed development for Fortune 500 companies.

OSTG is the leading online network for IT managers and development professionals. OSTG technology and e-commerce focused sites include Slashdot.org, SourceForge.net, ITManagersJournal.com, NewsForge.com, Linux.com, freshmeat.net, ThinkGeek.com, and AnimationFactory.com. OSTG receives more than 270 million page views and nearly 18 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.

Contacts:
Rachel Kim/Casey Lewis
LEWIS PR for VA Software
415 277-5400



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