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PRNewsqire: Opus360 and Collab.Net Link Free Agent and Open Source Developer Exchanges

May 31, 2000, 21:21 (0 Talkback[s])

"Opus360 Corporation (Nasdaq: OPUS), a leading provider of Internet applications that enable companies to manage their project-based workforce across the services supply chain, and Collab.Net, a leading provider of collaborative software development services based on open source principals, today announced a strategic alliance. The two companies will link Collab.Net's sourceXchange, the premier marketplace for financing and managing open source software development over the Internet with FreeAgent.com(SM), Opus360's online community for independent professionals and the Opus Xchange(SM) marketplace where corporations, professional services organizations and staffing firms go to buy and supply services."

"Under the agreement, Collab.Net will be the lead sponsor of a new open source development section on FreeAgent.com. Collab.Net's anchor position for the open source vertical will enable companies using the Opus Xchange marketplace to post RFPs for open source related software development projects they want completed. Additionally, the alliance will help free agents explore the possibilities of open source development and find work on financially backed open source projects. Opus360's FreeAgent.com and Opus Xchange services will give the sourceXchange community access to a wide variety of development projects. Opus360 will also offer its e.office services in a co-branded environment giving sourceXchange users access to corporate-style benefits such as health and liability insurance, accounting services and personal assistants. In addition, Opus360 and Collab.Net will work together on various joint marketing and promotional activities."

"Collab.Net's services and open source expertise make them an excellent partner. Adding access through our network to the open source projects and developer community of Collab.Net's sourceXchange provides yet another valuable set of services for corporations using Opus Xchange," said Opus360 President, Rick Miller. "Collab.Net's section on FreeAgent.com will help Free Agents participate in the rapidly growing number of open source development projects."

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