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SearchEnterpriseLinux: New OSDL CEO: Lab Focusing More on Linux for Data Center

May 08, 2003, 10:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael S. Mimoso)

[ Thanks to Michael S. Mimoso for this link. ]

"Stuart Cohen has been a one-man road show promoting the Open Source Development Lab since taking over as chief executive officer less a month ago. Attracting more Global 2000 members is one of Cohen's top goals for the lab, a facility dedicated to providing developers with the resources and guidance they need to build data center and carrier grade upgrades into Linux and open source software. Cohen--a former marketing and business development executive with RadiSys Corp., InFocus Corp. and IBM Corp.--also wants decision makers and administrators to contribute to the OSDL and its projects and accelerate the use of Linux in the enterprise. He outlines his goals for the lab and Linux use in enterprise data centers in this interview.

"Can you evaluate where the Open Source Development Lab stands today?

"Cohen: Three years ago, the concept behind the lab was to provide data centers with the equipment and resources for people to develop, test and validate code and scale it for enterprise applications and carrier grade applications. I think we've done a great job there. We're highly used by the community and developers.

"We've founded working groups that define the road map and processes for implementing carrier-grade Linux and data center. There is a requirement to take Linux to the next level in terms of acceptance level by our members and our board..."

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