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CollabNet’s SourceForge® Enterprise to Enable Enterprise-wide Collaboration for Over 13,000 Users

LONDON/BRISBANE, Calif., May 19th, 2008 – CollabNet®, the leading provider of a collaborative platform for distributed software development teams, today announced that Capgemini, one of the world’s foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services, has standardised on CollabNet SourceForge Enterprise as the platform to support the company’s Rightshore® global collaboration initiative on an enterprise-wide level. The recent acquisition of SourceForge Enterprise by CollabNet will extend the company’s international presence and add Subversion® expertise backed by CollabNet’s global and commercial CollabNet Subversion support and technology - key elements of the Rightshore initiative.

“The way we work sets us apart. The Rightshore initiative aims to offer clients the right resources of the highest quality, in the right location at competitive cost, to produce better, faster and more sustainable results. We have tens of thousands of globally distributed consultants based in the United States, India, Europe and 27 other countries. Collaboration is part of Capgemini’s DNA, and is one of the pillars of our service delivery, enriched by our tools and techniques, and highly experienced people,” said Mark Standeaven, director, Group Methods, Tools, Communities and Knowledge Management, Capgemini Group.

“Our longstanding partnership with SourceForge Enterprise and now with CollabNet, a top technology company, brings unsurpassed expertise in distributed development and support for Subversion - which enhances the company’s strategy,” says Mark Standeaven. “In the previous 12 months, SourceForge has been facilitating collaboration in a tangible way for thousands of developers, managers and customers and we will be extending this capability to additional groups across the enterprise. We can substantially improve communication, collaboration and coordination by creating the effect of having team co-location without the need to physically bring them together.”

SourceForge Enterprise, now owned by CollabNet, provides a unified platform for sharing project documentation and developed source code for Capgemini’s Rightshore teams based across Europe, North America and India. The integration with Subversion provides the next generation version control system that will enable Capgemini to standardise and optimise code repositories for distributed development projects and critical software assets.

“What Capgemini has accomplished with SourceForge Enterprise exemplifies the transformation and benefits that any company can achieve through better collaboration across projects and teams,” says Mike Hallett, vice president of worldwide field operations, CollabNet. “Collaborating effectively across geographies, distributed teams and business partners is a mandate for any business that wants to successfully compete in the global economy. We’re extremely enthusiastic about this close partnership with Capgemini, which is all about redefining global collaboration for software development and pioneering a new, more cost-effective way to develop software.”

About CollabNet

With 1.5 million users, CollabNet is the most widely used platform for distributed software development. By connecting remote teams and integrating disparate development tools, the CollabNet platform simplifies distributed development, reduces infrastructure costs by up to 50%, and eliminates silos between isolated teams to speed innovation.

CollabNet is the company behind Subversion, the world’s best version control and Software Configuration Management solution for distributed teams.

More than 500 industry leading companies use CollabNet’s solutions today, including Reuters, Philips Medical Systems, Capgemini, and Barclays Global Investors among others. Visit CollabNet at http://www.collab.net or get more information about Subversion at http://www.collab.net/subversion.

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Note to Editors:

Mark Standeaven, director, Group Methods, Tools, Communities and Knowledge Management, Capgemini Group is available for interview. Please contact Alison Acland.

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Dominique Wurzler
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