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VA Software Names Matthew Gelbwaks as Chief Agilist for SourceForge Enterprise Edition
VA Software Corporation (NASDAQ: LNUX), the online media, software, and e-commerce leader in community-driven Open Source innovation, today announced Matthew Gelbwaks has joined its organization as chief agilist for the SourceForge Enterprise Edition line of business.
"Many of our customers who use SourceForge Enterprise Software to improve the delivery of their own technology and solutions to their business stakeholders, must also comply with corporate governance mandates. Matt's innovative perspective and hands-on experience delivering large-scale software delivery projects, coaching on the use of agile engineering practices, and leading organizational transformation efforts will no doubt further help our customers deliver quantifiable business value," said Darryll Dewan, Group President, SourceForge Enterprise Software.
"I firmly believe that within this decade, all companies will either be following agile practices or they will not be doing software. VA is at the forefront of this evolution: in its SourceForge Enterprise Edition product lies the muscle memory to support vast distributed projects, finally enabling Agile to move out of the niche and into the mainstream. I'm excited to be helping to shepherd in this future!" said Gelbwaks, who was previously chief agilist for Borland Software Corporation. At Borland he helped achieve a transformation within the R&D organization while working with enterprise customers, who were themselves transforming their organizations to become more "lean and agile."
Prior to Borland, he had been a senior coach with an international consultancy specializing in agile development methodologies. Gelbwaks has also served as Director of Change and Product Management at Segway LLC, supporting that company's efforts to implement agile processes. His career also includes management of several service organizations specializing in process consulting, and engineering organizations, following years in the Department of Defense complex working on weather and radar systems.
About VA Software
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) and the creator of SourceForge. For company information, visit www.vasoftware.com
SourceForge Enterprise Edition is the world's leading collaborative development application in use by many Global 1000 companies for optimizing and managing distributed development within the IT and software development organizations. For more information, visit www.vasoftware.com/sourceforge/index.php
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