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Patrick Dunford
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      11-06-2004
http://www.vasoftware.com/news/press.php/2004/1459.html

Microsoft® Launches FlexWiki Open Source Project on SourceForge.net®

SourceForge.Net, the World's Largest Collaborative Development Site, Now
Hosts Three Microsoft-Released Open Source Projects

Fremont, CA ? Sep 28, 2004 ? SourceForge.net®, part of the OSTG
technology network (a subsidiary of VA Software Corp. (Nasdaq: LNUX), and
the de-facto Open Source development site, has announced that Microsoft®
has posted a third Open Source project to the site. The posting of
FlexWiki to SourceForge.net follows two successful previous postings by
the proprietary software giant Microsoft. Both projects are currently in
the top 5% of all projects on the site.

"We're pleased to be hosting another Microsoft project," said Patrick
McGovern, Director, SourceForge.net. "FlexWiki is an innovative Web-based
collaboration tool, and, judging by the success of the first two
Microsoft projects, our audience is actively responding to Microsoft's
Open Source projects."

"SourceForge.net has a strong Windows-focused development community,"
said Jason Matusow, Director of Microsoft's Shared Source Initiative. "As
with our other two SourceForge projects, we hope the FlexWiki Shared
Source offering will facilitate collaborative development and enable more
positive experiences with Microsoft technology."

Microsoft's three projects allow developers to build collaborative online
content, build installation packages for Windows products and create
graphic interfaces for Windows programs. The Windows Installer XML
software, posted on SourceForge.net in April, has received over 100,000
downloads while the Windows Template Library, in its fifth month on the
site, has received over 23,000 downloads ? placing both projects in the
top 10% of active projects on the site.

About SourceForge.net

Founded in 1999, SourceForge.net (www.sourceforge.net) is the largest
collaborative development site on the Web, serving developers and users
of all levels working on, sharing, and/or downloading all manner of Open
Source projects. In addition to providing a collaborative, real-time
development environment, SourceForge.net is also the first-stop for many
end-user developers seeking Open Source application solutions before
searching for costly off-the-shelf proprietary versions or developing
time-intensive applications in-house. SourceForge.net today hosts over
88,000 projects and includes more than 921,000 registered users
worldwide. Visit SourceForge.net at www.sourceforge.net.

About OSTG

OSTG (Open Source Technology Group), formerly known as OSDN, 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 Slashdot.org, SourceForge.net, ITManagersJournal.com,
NewsForge.com, Linux.com and freshmeat.net. OSTG also owns ThinkGeek.com,
the leading retailer for innovative technology products, and the
MediaBuilder network, featuring AnimationFactory.com, a leading online-
image content provider. The network serves more than 238 million page
views and 16 million unique visitors a month. OSTG is a wholly-owned
subsidiary of VA Software Corp. Find out more about OSTG at www.ostg.com.

About VA Software Corp.

VA Software Corporation (Nasdaq: LNUX), OSTG's parent company, is at the
center of today's technology revolution, inciting innovation by
empowering the IT and development communities with information, community
support and software. VA Software is the creator of SourceForge.
SourceForge.net is the global nexus for the Open Source community with
over 88,000 Open Source projects and more than 921,000 registered users.
SourceForge Enterprise Edition is used to manage and optimize distributed
development across the enterprise. For company information, visit
www.vasoftware.com.

Slashdot and SouceForge.net 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.

Contact:

PR Contact for OSTG:
Sarah Miller
Axis Marketing & PR, LLC
Tel: 415 764 1980
 
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      11-06-2004
On Sat, 06 Nov 2004 19:26:19 +1300, Patrick Dunford wrote:

> http://www.vasoftware.com/news/press.php/2004/1459.html
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> Microsoft® Launches FlexWiki Open Source Project on SourceForge.net®


Do you have some comment to make about this Patrick?

 
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