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VA Software Joins New Russell Microcap Index

FREMONT, CA July 19, 2005 VA Software Corporation (Nasdaq: LNUX), a leading provider of software, information and community support for IT and development professionals, today announced it joined the Russell Microcap Index. The index offers portfolio managers and other investors a comprehensive, unbiased barometer to compare their performance against the genuine microcap marketplace of stocks.

"We are pleased to be selected for this index," said Ali Jenab, president and CEO. "Russell indices are widely used by investment managers and institutional investors for index funds and as benchmarks for both passive and active investment strategies. Our inclusion in Russell's newest index should provide greater stock visibility among the investment community."

The newly launched Russell Microcap Index, which debuted on July 1, is comprised of the smallest 1,000 securities in the small-cap Russell 2000 Index along with the next smallest 1,000 companies, based on a ranking of all U.S. equities by market capitalization.

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), and the creator of SourceForge. is the global nexus for the Open Source community with more than 100,000 Open Source projects and over 1 million registered users. SourceForge Enterprise Edition optimizes distributed development for Fortune 500 companies.

OSTG, the cornerstone of the Open Source movement, is the leading online network for IT managers and development professionals. OSTG technology-focused sites include,,,, and OSTG also runs, an online retailer of technology products, and the MediaBuilder network, featuring OSTG receives more than 290 million page views and nearly 19 million unique visitors monthly.

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Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements: This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including statements regarding the visibility that the inclusion of VA in the Russell Microcap Index might produce. Actual results, performance or achievements could differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements as a result of certain factors, including those set forth in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including VA's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended July 31, 2004 and Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended April 30, 2005. These documents are available at the SEC Web site: VA assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking information contained in this news release..


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