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OSTG's Top Technology Editors to be Showcased at LinuxWorld Expo in Boston, MA

Emerging trends and the future of Open Source and Linux will be covered in-depth by OSTG market experts

January 17, 2005, Fremont, CA OSTG (Open Source Technology Group), a wholly-owned subsidiary of VA Software Corp. (Nasdaq: LNUX) and the world's largest online IT network with nearly 18 million unique visitors per month, has announced that several of their top technology experts and editors will be featured in the Technology Showcase Day at the 2005 LinuxWorld Expo in Boston next month. OSTG, reaching IT and development professionals, is the cornerstone of the Open Source movement and the de-facto source of information for emerging technology news.

OSTG's Technology Showcase Day, will be held February 16 during the LinuxWorld Expo in Boston, and is expected to draw expo attendees, exhibitors, vendors and media eager to learn more about the impact of Open Source on the business technology market from the leading editorial experts in the field.

OSTG's free sessions and featured speakers include:
10:15 am � 11:00 am: Jeff "Hemos" Bates, VP of OSTG editorial operations and co-founder Slashdot, opens the day with his view of the State of the Open Union, a frank discussion about the future of Open Source technology.

12:45 pm - 1:30 pm: Patrick McGovern, Director of, covers Emerging Differences of Open Source Technology, a look at the new tools and applications that are expanding Open Source for business. Real-life case studies and statistics will show how leading enterprises are advancing Open Source technology.

1:45 pm - 2:30 pm and 3:30 pm- 4:15 pm - Robin Miller, OSTG Editor-in-Chief, will host two sessions: Getting Press Attention for Open Source Projects, a panel discussion with leading technology media and PR professionals; and Teaching Linux to Desktop Users, a tutorial for IT professionals charged with training desktop users on Linux systems.

5:15- 6:45: Rob Malda, Director and founder of Slashdot, the "digital water cooler," leads a spirited Birds- of-a-Feather (BOF) session answering everything you've always wanted to know about Slashdot but have been afraid to ask.

5:15- 6:45: Sheila Baker, SVP of Marketing for VA Software, leads a BOF discussing the convergence of Open Source and enterprise development methodologies.

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About OSTG

OSTG (Open Source Technology Group) is the cornerstone of the Open Source movement and the leading online network for IT managers and development professionals. OSTG's technology-focused sites include,,,, and The network's newest site, the IT Product Guide, provides a centralized repository for reviews and information about the top technology products and services. Monthly traffic to the network has grown dramatically over the past six months to 270 million page views and nearly 18 million unique visitors** ranking the network among the top technology networks both in terms of audience size and purchasing power. With 75% of the audience working in IT-related positions and 84% involved in technology purchases, OSTG continues to reach an elite audience of technology professionals. OSTG also owns, the leading retailer for innovative technology products, and, a leading online-image content provider. For more information, visit Slashdot and are registered trademarks of OSTG, Inc., in the United States and other countries. VA Software, OSTG, and SourceForge are trademarks or registered trademarks of VA Software Corporation in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks or product names are property of their respective owners.

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** Publisher's internal auditing data as of January 2005

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