MENLO PARK, Calif. and FREMONT, Calif., April 9 /PRNewswire/ -- SourceForge.net (part of the OSTG, Inc. technology network, a wholly-owned subsidiary of VA Software Corporation, Nasdaq: LNUX) and Krugle, Inc. today announced that SourceForge.net has embedded Krugle's search engine into the world's largest repository of open source software. The search engine gives developers direct, contextual access to the underlying code of the site's 145,000 open source projects. The announcement addresses the growing importance of specialized search engines as valuable tools to help developers deal with increasing software complexity. According to a study by Evans Data Corporation, developers spend a quarter of their time trying to find code. By adding Krugle's search functionality into the existing SourceForge.net environment, developers are now able to search not only for projects, but for the code that those projects are built on. This added functionality allows developers to find code quicker and expose them to projects they may never have been aware of. "The software industry is moving toward a search-driven development model," said Ken Krugler, founder and CTO, Krugle. "What we announced today is the equivalent of search on steroids: giving developers the power to search deep inside the world's largest repository of open source code." The companies believe that search-driven development will facilitate further adoption of commercial open source software by helping companies manage the proliferation of open source in the enterprise. "We're delighted to be working together with Krugle to bring this new capability to the open source community," said Mike Rudolph, vice president and general manager, SourceForge.net. "Embedding code search directly into Sourceforge.net makes what is already the world's largest open source destination much stronger and opens new opportunities for developers to create the next great open source project." The integration of Krugle's search engine expands the toolset SourceForge.net is able to offer its community of developers. It allows users to search for code directly within SourceForge.net, making it much easier to get to code within the context in which they are working. "Today's announcement is a significant step towards helping the open source movement accelerate its already rapid growth," said Andrew Aitken, founder and managing partner of the open source management consulting firm, Olliance Group. "It demonstrates the dramatic impact open source has on the way software is developed." About Krugle Krugle, the code search engine for developers, was founded in 2005 around the idea of contextual search. Krugle's code search engine makes it easy for developers to find the code they need plus the related technical and licensing information to evaluate and use that code. Krugle lets developers save their search information, share it, and get comments and feedback on code. This essential development process of searching, evaluating and communicating are directly aimed at developers' needs. Krugle crawls, parses and indexes code found in more than 500 different public repositories, as well as approved private repositories, forums, blogs, and web pages. Results start with a single source file and also its relationship to any another files, to understand its use and dependencies. This ability to interactively browse and explore code in a meaningful context provides more accurate results and reduces the time required to make good code decisions. Krugle is headquartered in Menlo Park, Calif. For more information, visit http://www.krugle.com About VA Software Corporation VA Software Corporation is the online media, software and e-commerce leader in community-driven Open Source innovation. VA Software is the parent company of OSTG, Inc. (Open Source Technology Group). For company information, visit www.vasoftware.com. OSTG, Inc. (Open Source Technology Group) is a cornerstone of the Open Source movement and the leading online network for IT managers and development professionals. OSTG's technology-focused sites include SourceForge.net, Slashdot.org, ITManagersJournal.com, NewsForge.com, Linux.com and freshmeat.net. SourceForge.net is the global nexus for the Open Source community with 145,000 Open Source projects and more than 1.5 million registered users. OSTG also owns ThinkGeek, Inc., the leading retailer for innovative technology products. The network serves more than 32 million unique visitors a month*. For more information, visit www.ostg.com. *Based upon Google Analytics and Omniture data for January 2007. NOTE: SouceForge.net, Slashdot, freshmeat, and ThinkGeek are registered trademarks or trademarks of OSTG, Inc. in the United States and other countries. VA Software, SourceForge, and OSTG are trademarks or registered trademarks of VA Software Corporation in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks or product names are property of their respective owners. Press Contacts Laura Merling Krugle +1 650.853.1986 ext 114 firstname.lastname@example.org Victor Domine BHG PR +1 973.744.0707 email@example.com
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