August 5, 2003

IBM Selects VA Software's SourceForge Software

SAN FRANCISCO - August 5, 2003 - VA Software Corporation
today announced that IBM will use SourceForge Enterprise Edition 3.3
for its internal open source community, supporting more than 2000
registered IBM open source developers. The software from VA Software will
help IBM coordinate internal, community-based development activity in its labs
around the world to increase developer productivity and performance.

"SourceForge has been instrumental in accelerating some of the largest,
geographically distributed development projects in the open source
community," said Douglas Heintzman, director, IBM Open Source strategy.

"By selecting SourceForge Enterprise Edition 3.3, we expect to increase
productivity, enhance teamwork and accelerate the software projects of our
developer community across the corporation."

"In today's IT market, companies like IBM - the world's largest IT company
- face a major challenge-improving communication and fostering
collaboration across hundreds of companies and thousands of developers,"
said Ali Jenab, president and CEO, VA Software Corporation. "SourceForge
is the ideal solution to this problem. We are very excited to see
SourceForge being used by IBM to build its internal developer community."

About SourceForge Enterprise Edition

SourceForge Enterprise Edition is the Development Intelligence application
from VA Software. SourceForge provides a unified development environment
for managing code, content and process. For more information on
SourceForge visit:

About VA Software

VA Software (Nasdaq: LNUX), provider of SourceForge Enterprise Edition, is
the leader in Development Intelligence. VA Software customers currently
using SourceForge include major organizations in financial services,
defense and aerospace, manufacturing, communications and government.
Information on how SourceForge aligns IT and business is available at

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