Discusson on Slashdot on VA Linux taking the "Linux" out of their name. Much pessimism, probably well placed. I can't help but feel that VA is an example of a VC-backed firm cynically going public before they had a stable business figured out. Now the company seems hinged on SourceForge, which is a great free service but as a product? Beats me, but I'd think Collab.net is in a better position in that market. They've been doing exactly this for a long time.

The Register reports that Kuro5hin is already being booted out of the VA/OSDN family. All those open source projects hosted at SourceForge better be sure to have copies of all their files, and a plan for moving if they need to. Are there any good alternatives?

  2001-10-31 08:00 Z