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

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  1. 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.

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    Patrick Dunford, Nov 6, 2004
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  2. Patrick Dunford

    Bret Guest

    Re: Microsoft® Launches FlexWiki Open Source Pr oject on SourceForge.net®

    On Sat, 06 Nov 2004 19:26:19 +1300, Patrick Dunford wrote:

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


    Do you have some comment to make about this Patrick?
    Bret, Nov 6, 2004
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