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

“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
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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