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SourceForge (LNUX) and the Host-Virus Business Model; ThinkGeek to Release Annoyatron 3.0, New Products for Halloween;

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September 12, 2009 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: BBY , GKNT , IBM

ThinkGeek, SourceForge's division driving 64% (and growing) of the Company's revenues through Q2 ending June 30, 2009 is releasing a slew of products for Halloween 2009 including Annoy-a-tron 3.0. as aired on the 09/03/09 ThinkGeek Live Video Funtime Show .  

The elusive SourceForge Business Model seems to be evolving into a host-virus 'viral replication' model where ThinkGeek is analagous to a virus which replicates (increases revenues) itself once it infests itself (free advertising) within the cells of SourceForge.net , Slashdot.org , Freshmeat.net , et al...

[7:24] into SourceForge's Q2 ending June 30 2009 Earnings Conference Call, Scott Kauffman, SourceForge's CEO, while explaining the "A" in his [ADS] strategy, again, complains that  "...we continue to refine our effort to relaunch our brand and overcome the deafening silence that we are sometimes greeted with when we first approach Madison Avenue...". 

Earth to Scott: Maybe it's because of SourceForge's deafening silence to the world including Madison Avenue and it's own shareholders, i.e. you have reported virtually no news since assuming the role as CEO, have attended no investor conferences nor analyst meetings...Causality, Scott. Effect [Awareness] is a quid pro quo of Cause [Advertising, Presence, Announcements, Reviews, Press...].  

...which compels one to question why Board Director Michael Sileck is filing [another] SEC FORM 4 for only 366 shares of LNUX on September 10th? Is he more concerned this is picked up as an insider BUY than an investment? And what does he know and when did he know it? Also, remember, Patty Morris relayed that "...Q3 sales and marketing expense will increase by $1.5-$1.7M..." That would be this quarter, July 1 - Sep 30. 

Last but not least, ohloh.net does not appear to have relocated to SourceForge.net as the following is the results of a pathping of ohloh.net performed this morning:

>nslookup www.ohloh.net

Name:    ohloh.net

Address:  207.115.86.98

Aliases:  www.ohloh.net

pathping 207.115.86.98

Tracing route to www.ohloh.net [207.115.86.98]

over a maximum of 30 hops:

 16  core-02-ge-1-1.sttl.isomedia.com [207.115.64.168]

 17  gate-04-ge-1-0.rdmd.isomedia.com [216.9.5.37]

 18  www.ohloh.net [207.115.86.98]

 

Computing statistics for 450 seconds...

            Source to Here   This Node/Link

Hop  RTT    Lost/Sent = Pct  Lost/Sent = Pct  Address

16  318ms     0/ 100 =  0%     0/ 100 =  0%  core-02-ge-1-1.sttl.isomedia.com [

207.115.64.168] 0/ 100 =  0%   |

17  312ms     0/ 100 =  0%     0/ 100 =  0%  gate-04-ge-1-0.rdmd.isomedia.com [

216.9.5.37] 0/ 100 =  0%   |

18  308ms     0/ 100 =  0%     0/ 100 =  0%  www.ohloh.net [207.115.86.98]

Trace complete.

>nslookup www.isomedia.com

Name:    www.isomedia.com

Address:  207.115.64.56

Tracing route to www.isomedia.com [207.115.64.56]

over a maximum of 30 hops:

16  core-02-ge-1-1.sttl.isomedia.com [207.115.64.168]

17  gate-04-ge-1-0.rdmd.isomedia.com [216.9.5.37]

18  www.isomedia.com [207.115.64.56]

Computing statistics for 450 seconds...

Source to Here   This Node/Link

Hop  RTT    Lost/Sent = Pct  Lost/Sent = Pct  Address

16  311ms     0/ 100 =  0%     0/ 100 =  0%  core-02-ge-1-1.sttl.isomedia.com [

207.115.64.168]0/ 100 =  0%   |

17  297ms     0/ 100 =  0%     0/ 100 =  0%  gate-04-ge-1-0.rdmd.isomedia.com [

216.9.5.37] 0/ 100 =  0%   |

18  298ms     0/ 100 =  0%     0/ 100 =  0%  www.isomedia.com [207.115.64.56]

Trace complete.

 Redmond, Washington. --> (Original home of Ohloh.net)

 

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