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Dear Edward[edit]

Isn't the stock chart image a bit too tacky?

-- 07:14, 3 Mar 2005 (UTC)

I don't think it's all that tacky, since VA Linux is a classic example of a "dot com bubble" company. -- Kaszeta 11:37, 3 Mar 2005 (UTC)
I like the early stock price chart too, even though I'm a fan of VA Software now. As noted in the article, VA Linux had the biggest first-day pop in US (Worldwide?) IPO history. Then it plummeted from about $320 to about 50 cents. Quite notable, IMHO. I did ad a link for a current interactive chart to the text. JonWinge 23:32, 29 August 2006 (UTC)

Fundamental question[edit]

Hey, what does VA stand for? --DevastatorIIC 09:13, 14 October 2006 (UTC)

the last name of the two founders: Vera and Augustin? 16@r 16:41, 13 April 2007 (UTC)

This is in fact true. (I used to work there) Cdibona 04:08, 29 June 2007 (UTC)

That's nice to know. My first guess was Virginia, but now I see that they were in California when they named the company. wbm1058 (talk) 13:04, 17 September 2016 (UTC)

Another Question[edit]

Why does their software call home when I start my computer? is called REPEATEDLY when my computer is started. Only know that because Peer Guardian blocks that address. What is this software, and how do I get rid of it?

This is Wikipedia, not a support forum. I'd use Wireshark to find out what host name it talks to, though. -- Martin von Gagern (talk) 08:26, 2 February 2009 (UTC)

Problems with bare links for references[edit]

I have thoroughly fixed and updated the links used as references for this article because they had quite a few faults. The essential problem is the use of bare links; i.e., a URL with no other identifying information. These frequently break, and without data like news article titles or website page titles, it is often impossible even to know where to look for a replacement source. (Archive sites like the Wayback Machine or Google sometimes help, but often do not. In this case, all of the VA Software press releases disappeared when the company moved their website to, and the archive sites only caught two of them before they ceased to exist.

In short, bare links should be never be used as sources for Wikipedia articles. You don't necessarily have to create a fully filled-out citation, but at least include basic title or descriptive information with the reference. ~ Jeff Q (talk) 22:36, 13 June 2007 (UTC)

FInance information encyclopedia?[edit]

The article not show cultural aspects, important hosted softwares, etc. The focus is only financial aspects of the comapany and its iniciatives. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:21, 27 January 2009 (UTC)

What happened to[edit]

Can't seem to find any sources regarding its closure?— Preceding unsigned comment added by Ronalde (talkcontribs) 08:08, 25 September 2009 (UTC)

Actually I found the answer in : it was taken over by the linux foundation— Preceding unsigned comment added by Ronalde (talkcontribs) 08:17, 25 September 2009 (UTC)

OSDN erased from history?[edit]

Okay, I admit it's been a while since I've seen the term OSDN (Open Source Developers Network), but I was looking for some good resources for Free and open source software and pulled that acronym from the dusty corners of my brain. My memories say that they were the Slashdot, ThinkGeek, Freshmeat folks, and the official sourceforge site listing confirmed that for me.

Anyway, that site had no mention of "OSDN" though I was sure I wasn't making this up. I thought I'd head here to wikipedia to get a sense of what happened ... the history and whatnot. This page does a fairly good job of explaining things, except there's only one mention of the OSDN, and that's cuz I got to the page via redirect from OSDN.

Am I the only one who got a little confused by the lack of mention of the OSDN, or was it just some really short flash-in-the-pan, minor aspect of the history of SourceForge, Inc. that folks feel that it deserves/needs no explanation whatsoever?

I'm asking here because I don't want to just assume that my confusion is universal or even that my opinion's even all that valid. Just confused. DigitalSorceress -- (talk) 14:55, 5 October 2009 (UTC)

I see that the October 1, 2009 version you read before posting this just says "Open Source Developers Network (OSDN) was renamed to Open Source Technology Group (OSTG)" in the history section, but later in the initial public offering section (which should be, and now is, a subsection of history), "shortly after, all assets of were transferred to a new division of VA Linux called Open Source Developers Network".
This has since been reorganized into chronological order to make the history more clear. – wbm1058 (talk) 15:04, 17 September 2016 (UTC)


Performed a general copy-edit of the article. Noted several places that should have additional citations. It seems like the recent parts of the entry are starting to become more of a random collection of financial factoids and trivia than an encyclopedic entry... Macwhiz (talk) 16:08, 18 August 2010 (UTC)

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OSDN history[edit]

Given this history, and the trivial one-edit overlap in these page histories (i.e. only one edit of parallel history), I am going to hist-merge OSDN into Open Source Technology Group, to clear the way for moving SourceForge.JPOSDN. – wbm1058 (talk) 17:52, 17 September 2016 (UTC)


I am glad you untangled that but I thought I would mention that "Open Source Developers Network" (mentioned at nost:OSDN) is some sort of misnomer as historic sources show the correct name is/was "Open Source Development Network" (the same name the current OSDN and OSDN K.K. are based upon) was the proper name. (talk) 21:20, 17 September 2016 (UTC)