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BW: Collab.net and SkillsVillage.com Extend Online Marketplaces for IT Development

Jul 31, 2000, 21:15 (0 Talkback[s])

"Collab.Net - the leading provider of collaborative software development services, based on open source principles - and SkillsVillage.com - the leading skills procurement solution - today announced a strategic alliance. The two companies will link SourceXchange, Collab.Net's open source software marketplace and the SkillsVillage.com solution. Under the agreement, SkillsVillage.com and Collab.Net will also work together on various joint marketing and promotional activities."

"The SkillsVillage.com skills procurement solution provides independent professionals access to the supply network of top companies. SkillsVillage.com also offers contractors a full suite of business tools and services to help automate time sheets, progress reports, and many other tasks. Collab.Net's SourceXchange allows companies to quickly outsource open-source projects to bidding developers, resulting in fast development, low costs and high-quality software. Collab.Net will offer the eMarketplace community the ability to work on or sponsor well-defined, financially backed open source projects. SkillsVillage.com will provide Collab.Net's SourceXchange members with access to its collaboration tools, business applications and a broad spectrum of work opportunities."

"We chose to work with Collab.Net on this project because they have unique experience with open source software development," said Liz Allen, Director of Business Development for SkillsVillage.com. "The dynamic combination of the two marketplaces will allow developers and corporate clients to benefit from both the SkillsVillage solution and the focused energy of the SourceXchange open source development community."

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