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DesktopLinux: OSDL Summits Take Desktop Linux to the Next Level

Apr 27, 2006, 19:45 (0 Talkback[s])

"The Open Source Development Labs (OSDL) reported April 27 on planned enhancements to Linux printing, wireless networking, and power management that it expects will spur the rapid adoption of Linux on the desktop. The Beaverton, Ore.-based consortium recently hosted summit meetings focused on driving commonality among desktop Linux functions. The summits produced goals and identified areas of concentration for the next stage of development.

"'In the spirit of community cooperation, Linux desktop developers at the OSDL technical summits have taken the opportunity to align the community to solve common problems and to establish consistent and standard interfaces for desktop capabilities,' said John Cherry, initiative manager for OSDL's Desktop Linux working group..."

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