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CNET News: Open-Source Shifts Spell an End for UnitedLinux

Jan 27, 2004, 14:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)

"UnitedLinux, a four-company consortium formed to counterbalance Red Hat's dominance in the Linux market, is all but dead.

"'The legal entity exists, but I shut the lights out,' former UnitedLinux general manager Paula Hunter said in an interview Thursday at the LinuxWorld Conference and Expo here. Hunter is now channeling her Linux collaboration energies into a new job: director of business development on the East Coast for the Open Source Development Labs.

"The shutdown marks the end of an ambitious effort to attract more hardware and software partners, standardize Linux, and boost research and development. Instead, it was OSDL--a more neutral coalition in the Linux industry and the employer of Linux leader Linus Torvalds--that succeeded where UnitedLinux failed..."

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An Overview of UnitedLinux Stories:
Novell Ditches UnitedLinux, Joins Eclipse(Jan 22, 2004)
Trolltech, Hunter Join OSDL(Jan 20, 2004)
NewsFactor: Should UnitedLinux Boot SCO?(Oct 27, 2003)
LinuxWorld Australia: UnitedLinux Quietly Marches On(Sep 26, 2003)
JonoBacon.org: SCO and UnitedLinux(Sep 02, 2003)
CNET News: The Other Linux(Aug 14, 2003)
E-Commerce Times: Has SCO Killed UnitedLinux?(Jul 01, 2003)
VNUNet: SCO Cuts Support for UnitedLinux(May 16, 2003)
SearchEnterpriseLinux: Oracle Lends Support to UnitedLinux(Mar 18, 2003)
SearchEnterpriseLinux: SuSE CEO on SCO Suit, UnitedLinux and More(Mar 12, 2003)
Australian IT: Sun Scorches Office in NT(Mar 19, 2003)
ZDNet UK: Red Hat Sees No Threat in UnitedLinux(Mar 06, 2003)
CNET News: UnitedLinux Builds Developers' Toolkit(Jan 27, 2003)
LPI To Deliver UnitedLinux Tests, Certification(Jan 23, 2003)
osOpinion.com: Is UnitedLinux a Good Idea?(Nov 28, 2002)
tecChannel: Review: United Linux 1.0(Nov 23, 2002)
LinuxPlanet: UnitedLinux Momentum Mounts--Who's Coming Along?(Nov 21, 2002)
developerWorks: Inside UnitedLinux(Nov 21, 2002)
LinuxPlanet: First Look: UnitedLinux Open Beta is Here(Sep 27, 2002)
ZDNet UK: UnitedLinux Responds to Licensing Concerns(Sep 23, 2002)
ITWorld: UnitedLinux Plans Under-$1,000 Release, US Entity(Sep 13, 2002)
ZDNet: UnitedLinux Readies First Public Showing(Sep 11, 2002)
LinuxWorld Expo: UnitedLinux and LSB Form Tenuous Connection(Aug 14, 2002)
SUSE.com: UnitedLinux - Investment Security for Users and Providers(Jul 29, 2002)
SuSE: All Well at UnitedLinux(Jul 19, 2002)
LinuxPlanet: UnitedLinux: Turbolinux Sees Lots Of Advantages(Jul 11, 2002)
MandrakeSoft: UnitedLinux: Why MandrakeSoft Will Not Join(Jul 02, 2002)
LinuxPlanet: The UnitedLinux Dark Horse: Conectiva(Jun 24, 2002)
SuSE Denies UnitedLinux Per-Seat License Model; Announces Developer's Version(Jun 03, 2002)
Red Hat Cautiously Optimistic About UnitedLinux(May 30, 2002)
Linux and Main: 'UnitedLinux': Forget the Desktop User(May 30, 2002)
New UnitedLinux Emphasizes Enterprise, Cooperation(May 30, 2002)
Update: LinuxPlanet: When Four Become One: UnitedLinux(May 30, 2002)