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Upside: Can VA Linux get out of hot water [With SourceForge]?

Dec 08, 2000, 20:18 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sam Williams)

"...So far, the service has managed to line up only one major subscriber, Hewlett-Packard (HWP) spinoff Agilent Technologies (A ). Still, it represents an interesting direction for a company that seemed to launch SourceForge almost as a trial balloon last year, only to watch it get swept up in the trade winds of the software development marketplace."

"Since we launched SourceForge this spring, participation has just taken off," says Hall, citing the website's current statistics: 12,000 hosted projects and 93,000 registered users. "Some pretty big companies have signed on, hosting their projects on SourceForge. Now, some of those companies are interested in taking the SourceForge toolset and using it as a standard for internal development as well."

"VA Linux isn't the first company to do this, mind you. Collab.Net , the Brisbane, Calif.-based service and consulting firm has marketed its own collaborative development toolkit and expertise to the likes of Oracle (ORCL), Sun Microsystems (SUNW) and HP. The same goes for OpenAvenue, an Atlanta-based company that recently struck a deal with Sprint PCS (PCS) to manage the wireless service provider's collaborative development projects."

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