and Krugle Bring Code Search to World's Largest Open Source Software Repository

Collaboration Highlights Trend Toward Search-Driven Development

Apr 09, 2007, 01:00 ET from Krugle, Inc.

    MENLO PARK, Calif. and FREMONT, Calif., April 9 /PRNewswire/ -- (part of the OSTG, Inc. technology network, a wholly-owned
 subsidiary of VA Software Corporation, Nasdaq:   LNUX) and Krugle, Inc. today
 announced that 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 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, "Embedding code search directly into 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 is able to offer its community of developers. It allows
 users to search for code directly within, 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,
     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
     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,,,, and 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
     *Based upon Google Analytics and Omniture data for January 2007.
     NOTE:, 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.
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