Introduces Subversion Support for Key Open Source Projects

World’s largest open source community site enhances offerings with latest SCM tools and services

Fremont, CA, January 19, 2006 --, (part of the OSTG, Inc. technology network, a wholly-owned subsidiary of VA Software Corporation), a collaborative development environment and download repository of open source applications, announced today that it will provide support for the Subversion Software Configuration Management (SCM) system in addition to the CVS (Concurrent Versions System) SCM services currently provided. Subversion is an open source version control system designed to serve as a compelling alternative for CVS by providing directories, renames and file meta-data, plus other improved key features.

With this additional service offering, launched to selected site users on January 12, 2006, will encourage increased open source software development and better serve its vast IT community in its evaluation and adoption of open source software and applications.’s support of Subversion acknowledges its adoption by many large open source projects, such as Debian and KDE, of Subversion. However, will continue to offer CVS in order to ensure a continuity of service for those who choose not to migrate to Subversion.

“By offering both Subversion and CVS, we allow software developers to decide which is best for their requirements and development styles. Expanding our services is part of the site’s overall strategy of community-driven, continual improvement,” continued Seirmarco. “Over the next few months, plans more enhancements to the site, including a redesigned project categorization system, powerful new search options and new community participation capabilities.”

Launched in 1999, has been at the heart of the open source movement by providing robust development platforms and community interaction. currently hosts more than 110,000 open source projects and has more than 1.2 million registered users worldwide. provides a fully integrated resource for developers to create open source projects and applications, enabling IT professionals to participate in the enhancement of those projects, and giving IT professionals and technical enthusiasts the ability to evaluate those projects and applications in a trusted, collaborative environment. For more information about, visit

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OSTG, Inc. (Open Source Technology Group) is the cornerstone of the open source movement and the leading online network for IT managers and development professionals. OSTG's technology-focused sites include,,,, and OSTG also owns, the leading retailer for innovative technology products. For more information, visit

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This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are based on management's current expectations and are subject to uncertainty and changes in circumstances. Actual results may vary materially from the expectations contained in the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements in this release include without limitation, statements regarding VA Software’s and OSTG’s commitment to providing support for the Subversion SCM system and CVS, and to enhancing and redesigning the site to facilitate the growth and adoption of open source technologies. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results could differ materially from VA Software’s or OSTG’s current expectations. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to: business considerations that may impact VA Software’s and OSTG’s commitment to further enhance and redesign the site, to facilitate the growth and adoption of open source technologies, to support the Subversion SCM system and CVS, and other risks detailed in VA Software’s registration statement and periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. As a result, actual results may vary, perhaps materially, from those contained in the forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements included in this press release are based upon information available to VA Software and OSTG as of the date hereof, and VA Software and OSTG do not assume any obligation to update such statements or the reasons why actual results could differ materially from those projected in such statements.

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