"Hoping to encourage Fortune 500 firms to take on more open
source development projects, VA Linux Systems on Tuesday debuted a
turn-key collaboration system that allows thousands of engineers
across an enterprise to work more efficiently and
"The new subscription-based service is centered around VA Linux'
Source Forge development environment, a Web-based, integrated
development environment that features code reuse and archiving,
communications capabilities to all distributed development teams,
and the option to standardize on one tool set."
"We think this will enhance productivity by giving more
engineers visibility to each other's software projects, thereby
eliminating the possibility of reinventing the wheel inside their
own companies," said John T. Hall, vice president of strategic
planning for VA Linux in Fremont, Ca."