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VA seeks to drop Linux from name

Shareholders of struggling software company VA Linux Systems will vote on a proposal to change the company's name to VA Software at the company's annual meeting, scheduled for Dec. 5 in Santa Clara, Calif., according to a proxy statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Earlier this year, the company announced it was leaving the hardware business and would sell proprietary software that enhances its open-source collaborative programming software. VA is one of several companies initially devoted to Linux to change business plans in the face of waning investor enthusiasm for the operating system.

Shareholders of struggling software company VA Linux Systems will vote on a proposal to change the company's name to VA Software at the company's annual meeting, scheduled for Dec. 5 in Santa Clara, Calif., according to a proxy statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Earlier this year, the company announced it was leaving the hardware business and would sell proprietary software that enhances its open-source collaborative programming software.

VA is one of several companies initially devoted to Linux to change business plans in the face of waning investor enthusiasm for the operating system.