December 1, 2005
SourceForge.net®, the world's largest Open Source collaborative development environment and download repository of Open Source applications, has launched the first stage of the site's strategic refinement aimed at enhancing functionality and users' experience through better navigation, a superior interface, and simplified tool access.
June 28, 2005
OSTG (subsidiary of VA Software, NASDAQ: LNUX), today announced the launch of its TechForge vertical channel strategy on SourceForge.net, the world's leading collaborative development and download site. The TechForge channels will provide IT professionals and developers with in-depth resources and information about specific vertical technologies. The first TechForge, Eclipse.TechForge.com, is a community site focused on the Eclipse Open Source platform, plug-ins and associated technology from SourceForge.net. It can be found at
June 9, 2005
Robust, real-time facilities increase reliability and accuracy in gauging usage of 100,000+ posted Open Source projects. SourceForge.netŪ, the world's largest Open Source collaborative development site and part of the OSTG (a subsidiary of VA Software, NASDAQ: LNUX) technology network, has announced the launch of its new Project and Statistics engines and Advanced Search facility. SourceForge.net will now offer "Real time Statistics," which allows site subscribers to view traffic statistics with hourly granularity for the past 48 hours. The Advanced Search service includes Boolean searching, pervasive search and near-real time search data updates.
May 26, 2005
OSTG, (wholly-owned subsidiary of VA Software Corporation, NASDAQ: LNUX), the leading technology network for IT and development professionals and the cornerstone of the Open Source movement, has unveiled several new and innovative marketing programs that provide advertisers with the next generation of branding online through site and editorial integration. OSTG's new Integrated Marketing Solutions include Slashdot® DayPass, PowerBar, Media Snapshot, and Sponsor Solutions. Integrated into site navigation and/or editorial content, these programs enable vendors to showcase products, services or brands in easy-to-manage vehicles reaching a highly-desirable IT-focused audience.
May 18, 2005
SourceForge.net, the world's largest Open Source collaborative development site, and part of the OSTG (a subsidiary of VA Software, NASDAQ: LNUX) technology network has announced that it has surpassed the 100,000th project milestone. SourceForge.net is the world's largest collaborative development site and repository of Open Source projects. The momentum behind SourceForge.net's continued rapid growth has been fueled by the visibility of new projects posted by leading organizations such as NASA, Microsoft, Google, IBM, and Salesforce.com. In the past 100 days, SourceForge.net has approved and launched nearly 6,000 new projects. Registered users on the site have surpassed the one million mark to reach a new high of 1,074,424 as of May 17, 2005.
April 12, 2005
Includes 400 Royalty-Free Original Video Background Images, Compatible with Most Editing, Authoring and Presentation Software
Animation Factory, part of the OSTG network (a subsidiary of VA Software, NASDAQ: LNUX) and a leading image-content Web site for business, education and consumer users, has launched the Video Voltage DVD-ROM series of video backgrounds. Available on two DVDROMs to subscribers, each volume contains 200 different backgrounds in categories such as business, finance, medical, animals, religion, holidays and events that can be used with popular video editing, DVD authoring, and presentation software.
March 11, 2005
More than 15,000 IT and Development Professionals Names Available from Top-Ranked Technology Network
PostMasterDirect, the e-mail list building, management and brokerage arm of Return Path, today announced that its joint efforts with OSTG (Open Source Technology Group), a wholly-owned subsidiary of VA Software Corporation (NASDAQ: LNUX), has yielded close to 15,000 newto-market names available for rental.
March 8, 2005
Announces availability of TIPC on leading General Purpose Platform, VxWorks edition; extending value of the open source protocol to multiple operating systems
Enables device developers to seamlessly leverage TIPC on General Purpose Platform VxWorks and Linux editions
Delivering on its mission to help device manufacturers
standardize on choice, Wind River Systems, Inc (NASDAQ: WIND), the global leader in Device
Software Optimization (DSO), today announced that it is extending the Transparent Inter
Process Communication (TIPC) open source protocol to support the VxWorks operating
system. TIPC is a protocol designed to optimize development of multiple processor systems, such
as carrier grade clusters and network equipment devices, and has to-date been available only for
Linux. By offering TIPC support for its Linux-based and now VxWorks-based platforms, Wind
River is driving standardization and choice for all device software developers regardless of
operating system. Wind River is contributing the TIPC extensions back to the community via
February 25, 2005
New Resources Help Developers Build Skills around New Software Technologies
IBM today contributed more than 30 open source
projects to SourceForge.net and launched new online skills-building programs to spur innovation,
collaboration and development around emerging open source projects.
February 9, 2005
Open Source market trends continue to drive SourceForge.net's leadership position in Open Source community
SourceForge.net, the world's largest Open Source collaborative development site, and part of the OSTG (a subsidiary of VA Software, NASDAQ: LNUX) technology network, has announced that it has reached its one millionth registered user and is now hosting more than 94,000 projects. More development professionals collaborate on more Open Source projects at SourceForge.net than anywhere else in the world.
January 31, 2005
TiVo Continues to Foster Innovation in Digital Entertainment by Opening its Platform to Developers; Offers Tool Kit for Development of Third Party Applications
ALVISO, Calif. -- TiVo Inc. (NASDAQ: TIVO), the creator of and a leader in television services for digital video recorders (DVR), today announced the availability of an early-access software development kit (SDK) that allows third parties to create entertainment and information applications that extend the TiVo service. Today's announcement supports TiVo's new service strategy Tahiti, announced earlier this month at the Consumer Electronics Show. This Web services SDK gives broadcasters and developers an easy, flexible way to deploy media rich broadband applications to TiVo subscribers, making this one of the largest open platforms to exist in the living room.
January 17, 2005
Emerging trends and the future of Open Source and Linux will be covered in-depth by OSTG market experts
OSTG (Open Source Technology Group), a wholly-owned subsidiary of VA Software Corp. (Nasdaq: LNUX) and the world's largest online IT network with nearly 18 million unique visitors per month, has announced that several of their top technology experts and editors will be featured in the Technology Showcase Day at the 2005 LinuxWorld Expo in Boston next month. OSTG, reaching IT and development professionals, is the cornerstone of the Open Source movement and the de-facto source of information for emerging technology news.
December 21, 2004
Results Highlight Leading Tech Network's Audience as Early Adopters of New Technologies
OSTG (Open Source Technology Group), a wholly-owned
subsidiary of VA Software (Nasdaq: LNUX) and the leading online technology network for IT and
development professionals, has retained top ranking over all reported network sites in key business and
technology categories, according to the Nielsen//NetRatings @Plan Winter Release 2004/2005. Since
2003, OSTG has retained top ranking for delivering visitors who look for technology news online.
November 09, 2004
Custom animated video clips enable users to generate professional-quality movies from their desktop
Animation Factory, part of the OSTG network (a subsidiary of VA Software, NASDAQ: LNUX) and the leading image-content Web site for business, education and consumer users, has unveiled its latest custom animation product, video backgrounds for its platinum subscribers. More than 150 high quality 3D animated looping MPEG-2 video images are available. The video clips can be used for a range of purposes and media, and enable users to produce high-quality movies from their desktop. Video backgrounds are just one of several new products in the works for Animation Factory with a DVD collection of over 500 animated video backgrounds coming in the next few months.
October 25, 2004
CNET and Ziff Davis sales veteran will lead network-wide sales initiatives for IT sites including Slashdot, ITManagersJournal, Linux.com and SourceForge.net
Fremont, CA -- OSTG (a wholly-subsidiary of VA Software Corp., NASDAQ:LNUX), the leading news and information network for IT and development professionals working with innovative technologies, today announced the appointment of Andrew Zeiger as Vice President of Sales. Zeiger comes to OSTG with an extensive background in advertising and sales, including five years at CNET Networks serving in various roles including Regional Vice President of Sales for CNET Media.
October 21, 2004
E-commerce site provides comprehensive catalog of the coolest, most innovative gifts for that "hard-to-buy-for" person in your life
ThinkGeek.com, (part of the OSTG network, a wholly-owned subsidiary of VA Software Corp., NASDAQ: LNUX) the top online retailer for the Internet generation, offers the best in innovative gift and gizmo ideas this holiday season. ThinkGeek.com's "Stuff for Smart Masses" features intelligent and inventive lifestyle products for any budget and anyone who enjoys cutting-edge products with a technology affinity. This year's unique offerings, including the James Bond Spy Camera, "loaded" Swiss Army knives and realistic Jedi light sabers round out ThinkGeek.com's rich assortment of low- and high-tech gadgets, computer accessories and electronics, apparel, and a signature line of caffeinated products - including soap and hot sauce.
October 19, 2004
SourceForge.net, the world's largest collaborative development site, now hosts three Microsoft-released Open Source projects
SourceForge.net®, part of the OSTG technology network (a subsidiary of VA Software Corp. NASDAQ:LNUX), and the de-facto Open Source development site, has announced that Microsoft® has posted a third Open Source project to the site. The posting of FlexWiki to SourceForge.net follows two successful previous postings by the proprietary software giant Microsoft. Both projects are currently in the top 5% of all projects on the site.
October 5, 2004
Award-winning community-based site offers alternative source of political coverage for audience of 4 million
Slashdot®, part of the OSTG (a subsidiary of VA Software Corp. NASDAQ:LNUX) network and the leading technology-focused news and discussion site, has announced the recent launch of politics.slashdot.org, a new section dedicated to providing alternative political news to its technically-inclined audience. Taglined "Politics for Nerds. Your Vote Matters,"the new section gives Slashdot's passionate and information-hungry audience access to political news and articles that may go underreported or ignored in other media, and provides a forum for vigorous debate and commentary. Slashdot, known as the "digital water cooler," is a non-partisan, independent site dedicated to covering technology, science, and cultural news.
September 21, 2004
Two Powerhouse Technology Media Groups Partner to Produce The Definitive IT Product Guide for Enterprise Technology Buyers
IDG's InfoWorld Media Group, the premier enterprise IT print and online magazine, and OSTG (Open Source Technology Group), the top-ranked technology network for IT and development professionals and a subsidiary of VA Software Corp. (NASDAQ: LNUX), have announced the beta launch of the IT Product Guide, the definitive online tool for enterprise-level technology buyers.
August 17, 2004
OSTG to add Yahoo! Search, Overture Sponsored Listings and Overture Contextual
Advertising to IT and Developer Sites Including Slashdot.org and SourceForge.net
OSTG (Open Source Technology Group, a wholly-owned subsidiary of VA Software Corp., NASDAQ: LNUX), the leading online network of news and information sites for IT managers and development professionals, today announced that it will enhance and expand its site and Web search capabilities with Yahoo! Search Technology. In addition, OSTG will add contextually-relevant paid advertising to its sites using Overture Services' Content Match product and will incorporate Overture's Precision Match sponsored search listings into its site search functions. Overture Services is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Yahoo!, Inc.
August 9, 2004
Top-Ranked Technology News and Discussion Site Increases IT-Specific Coverage to Meet Needs of Growing IT Audience
Slashdot, an OSTG (a subsidiary of VA Software Corp. NASDAQ:LNUX) site and the leading technology news and discussion site for the technically-inclined, has announced the recent launch of an IT-focused section on the popular site. IT.Slashdot.org, is wholly dedicated to serving the information needs of the millions of IT managers and professionals who visit the site on a daily basis.
August 5, 2004
OSTG sites like Slashdot.org and SourceForge.net Added to IDG's Online Sales Portfolio Outside North America
OSTG (a wholly-owned subsidiary of VA Software Corp., NASDAQ: LNUX), a leading online network of news and information sites for IT managers and development professionals, today announced a marketing and sales agreement with International Data Group (IDG). IDG's Global Solutions's sales force will sell advertising on OSTG's network of sites giving international technology advertisers more media options and exposing them to the fast-growing global open source community.
Wednesday July 29, 2004
100,000 downloads reported for Microsoft's WiX software in first 100 days
SourceForge.net, an OSTG (a wholly-owned subsidiary of VA Software Corp., NASDAQ:LNUX) site, today released data reporting that the two Microsoft projects released under the company's "Shared Source Initiative" are in the top 5% of active projects hosted on SourceForge.net. SourceForge.net is the collaborative development site founded to support and foster Open Source development projects, and currently hosts more than 80,000 projects on the site.
Wednesday July 28, 2004
Fremont, CA – July 28, 2004 –
Thriving Audience of 16 Million IT Managers and Developers Fuel the Adoption of Open Source in the Enterprise
OSDN (Open Source Development Network, a wholly-owned subsidiary of VA Software Corp., NASDAQ: LNUX), the leading online network of news and information sites for IT managers and development professionals, today announced that it has changed its name to OSTG (Open Source Technology Group) and relaunched several of its IT-focused sites.
Tuesday July 13, 2004 - [ 07:34 PM GMT ]
Fremont, CA – July 13, 2004 –SourceForge.net, an OSDN (a subsidiary of VA Software Corp. NASDAQ:LNUX) site, and the world’s largest collaborative site for cross-platform and Open Source developers, today announced it has received its largest donation ever in support of its Open Source collaborative development initiatives from Omidyar Network, an organization investing based on its core belief that every individual has the power to make a difference.
Thursday May 27, 2004
In the most recent release of Nielsen//NetRatings' @Plan service (Summer 2004), OSDN has proven yet again that its visitors are hard-core technology buyers. OSDN has moved up in the rankings for many consumer technology categories, including visitors who are heavy spenders on computer hardware, visitors who purchase MP3 players, and visitors who purchase video games. In addition, OSDN remains #1 across all networks for delivering online buyers of computer hardware and software, visitors who purchase home electronics online and visitors who buy anything online. The data shows that OSDN visitors are the most tech-savvy across all networks, having been online longest and using a variety of tools both to get online and once online to be more efficient.