Story Behind Takeover

Anyone who asked about the story inside the Linux Foundation Purchase of should go to this article. The story started after a controversial feature news posted on January 01, 2009 with the title “a new year, a new”

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The story has been revealed after the announcement about take over.
Just a memorial moment, The URL was a main asset for of VA Linux, SourceForge’s original name. Rumors said that the URL worth for about one million dollars. maybe one of such qualified domain name so it would be possible if SourceForge keep it as their main asset.
Asked about the reason why the transfer took so long, Jim Zemlin, the executive director of the Linux Foundation, refused comment. However, Jon Sobel, group president, media at SourceForge, replied, “There was no specific reason. We did our best to preserve the site, but, understanding that this relationship [between SourceForge and the Linux Foundation] would likely come to fruition, we were careful not to do anything that would interfere with its future. We were proceeding with a great deal of care.”
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