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CNET Web pioneer Andreessen joins Linux venture

Mar 28, 2000, 06:22 (1 Talkback[s])
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"Internet visionary and Netscape Communications co-founder Marc Andreessen will announce tomorrow he has invested in Collab.Net, a site for uniting corporations with open-source programmers."

"Andreessen, now a member of the Collab.Net board, said he already has begun helping the company with its quest for more funding and customers. He joins Benchmark Capital as an investor."

"Collab.Net functions as a cross between a middleman and a diplomat. The company charges a fee to connect companies with programmers from the vast, largely unorganized open-source community. In the open-source movement, software design isn't secret, so anyone can contribute to the effort."

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