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Stuart Cohen Launches Collaborative Software Initiative

Apr 16, 2007, 18:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Brockmeier)

"Stuart Cohen stepped down from his role as CEO of the Open Source Development Labs (OSDL) in in December, saying that he was going to 'explore open source joint development using best practices in collaboration and building communities.' Today, Cohen has announced what's he's been up to since then. He has formed the Collaborative Software Initiative, a for-profit company that will try to bring companies together to use open source methodology to develop software for vertical industries.

"Cohen says the merger of OSDL and the Free Standards Group was in motion before he joined OSDL, and that leaving OSDL was not only prompted by the merger. "They've been having that discussion almost five years, but I think that the focus the FSG and OSDL was going to take with the Linux Foundation was to be Linux only and really focus efforts on Linux... I wanted to go look at ideas around collaborative software..."

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