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eWeek: OSDL Brings Torvalds' Right-Hand Man on Board

Jul 02, 2003, 19:00 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Peter Galli)

"Just weeks after scooping up Linux Torvalds, the creator of the Linux operating system, as its first full-time fellow, the Open Source Development Lab is bringing his right-hand man Andrew Morton on board as well.

"The OSDL, a global consortium of technology companies dedicated to accelerating the adoption of Linux, will announce on Wednesday that Morton, who currently helps maintain the Linux kernel, has joined forces with the Lab and will be focused on the 2.6 kernel during its maintenance cycle.

"OSDL CEO Stuart Cohen says other similar high-profile appointments are likely. 'We want to make sure that we are doing our fair share as it relates to participants in the developer community. Our moves around Linus [Torvalds] and Andrew [Morton] is really shoring up, if you will, our participation with the development community and more such appointments are likely,' he told eWEEK on Tuesday..."

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