July 17, 2001

Borland to rent software tools online, compete with SourceForge

Author: JT Smith

CNET: "The Scotts Valley, Calif.-based company said Tuesday it will offer Web-based software and
services for rent by September that will allow software programmers to collaborate on their
projects and communicate via the Internet.

The software development toolmaker joins Oracle, Merant, Mercury Interactive and others in
becoming an application service provider (ASP), or a company that rents out software over the
Web. The companies hope to boost sagging sales in the development tool market by offering their
software and services online. That way, they say, their customers can save time and money
because they do not have to install and manage the software themselves."

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