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VA Linux Systems, Inc. Changes Its Name To "VA Software Corporation"

Dec 06, 2001, 00:39 (9 Talkback[s])

FREMONT, Calif.- December 5, 2001- VA Linux Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:LNUX) announced at its annual meeting today that shareholders voted to change the Company's name to "VA Software Corporation." The name change is effective immediately.

"Our Board of Directors believes that the name 'VA Software Corporation' better identifies us and our primary business: developing, marketing, selling and supporting the SourceForge collaborative software development (CSD) platform," said Chairman and CEO, Larry M. Augustin. "The Board also believes that the name 'VA Linux Systems' is primarily identified with our former Linux hardware systems and consulting businesses."

About VA Software

VA Software is the provider of SourceForge, the CSD platform used by more than a quarter million developers worldwide. SourceForge Enterprise Edition helps R&D and IT organizations accelerate development by improving internal visibility and control through a centralized, integrated CSD platform. Information on VA's SourceForge enterprise software product, services and support is available at www.vasoftware.com/.