August 13, 2002

Worlds collide in IBM-VA Software deal "VA Software and IBM will announce a software partnership on Tuesday, a move that highlights the tricky entanglements of the opposing open-source and proprietary programming philosophies.

VA Software will move its SourceForge repository of open-source software projects to a foundation of proprietary IBM software, the companies plan to announce at the LinuxWorld Conference and Expo in San Francisco. At the same time, VA will promote use of IBM's DB2 and WebSphere software for those employing a commercial version of the SourceForge collaborative programming software."

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