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LinuxPR: Industry Leaders HP, INTEL, IBM, and NEC Forming Open Source Development Lab (OSDL)

Aug 30, 2000, 05:53 (0 Talkback[s])

"Hewlett-Packard, Intel Corporation, IBM and NEC Corporation today announced the Open Source Development Lab, the industry's first independent, non-profit lab for developers who are adding enterprise capabilities to Linux*. The four companies plan to provide significant equipment and funding to the lab over the next several years. Additional contributors and sponsors of the lab include Caldera, Dell, Linuxcare, LynuxWorks, Red Hat, SGI, SuSE, TurboLinux and VA Linux."

"The lab, currently under formation, will provide open source developers with a centralized enterprise development environment for sharing development ideas and innovations. The lab will be based near Portland, Ore. It is expected to open at the end of the year."

"The Open Source Development Lab will help fulfill a need that individual Linux and open source developers often have -- access to high-end enterprise hardware," said Brian Behlendorf, chief technical officer of CollabNet and co-founder of Apache. "It's great that these companies are coming together to help accelerate development for this environment."

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