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LinuxPR: Lineo And Cosource.com Announce Open Source Project Completion

Apr 18, 2000, 18:21 (0 Talkback[s])

"Open Source Development Tools Enhanced Through Collaborative Funding."

"Lineo, Inc., a leading developer of embedded Linux system software, and Cosource.com, the cooperative market for open source, today announced the successful completion of their first joint open source project. Lineo utilized Cosource.com's reverse-auction market to select a Linux developer to integrate the htDig search engine with Kdevelop, a leading open source development environment for Linux. Additionally, Lineo provided the majority of the funding for the Kdevelop project which is now publicly available under open source licensing."

"Kdevelop is an excellent tool. By adding some specific enhancements that our customers needed, we increased its value significantly," said Tim Bird, Chief Technology Officer at Lineo, Inc. "Cosource.com provided us a way to solicit developers with Linux expertise, allowing us to make these enhancements available to everyone under Open Source licensing."

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