"Open-source programmer site CollabNet today announced it is
acquiring New York-based Web design company Alphanumerica. The
expected acquisition will provide San Francisco-based CollabNet
with employees to create sophisticated Web sites that will host
programming contributions of programmers worldwide."
"CollabNet hosts sites where larger companies such as
Hewlett-Packard, Sun Microsystems and Oracle can try to foster the
growth of open-source programmer communities. ... The movement, in
some cases, has driven teams of excited volunteer programmers
hoping to make their mark on the world, but corporate efforts to
foster these communities isn't always successful. CollabNet builds
Web sites to foster such communities and also offers consulting
services to companies hoping to tap into the open-source
"Alphanumerica's connections with the open-source movement
included sponsorship of early meetings of Mozilla, Netscape's
effort to turn its Web browser into an open-source project.
Netscape cofounder Marc Andreessen is a board member, and Dell,
Hewlett-Packard, TurboLinux, Novell, Sun and others are
Some of the products that appear on this site are from companies from which QuinStreet receives compensation. This compensation may impact how and where products appear on this site including, for example, the order in which they appear. QuinStreet does not include all companies or all types of products available in the marketplace.