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"Lucent Technologies and Vita Nuova, a network operating systems software provider, today announced that Vita Nuova has obtained the exclusive, global rights to the Inferno Operating System from Lucent Technologies' Bell Labs. Effective immediately, Vita Nuova is making the Inferno source code available to subscribers under inexpensive, commercial license terms."

"Lucent Technologies' New Ventures Group and United Kingdom investor SEDS Limited have invested in Vita Nuova to develop and market Inferno. The exact amount was not disclosed. Vita Nuova becomes the 20th venture announced by Lucent's New Ventures Group."

"Designed for use with network devices and Internet appliances, Inferno offers a complete solution that can run native or hosted; is ideal for resource constrained environments; is highly scaleable; and employs a C-like programming language that is concurrent, safe, and enables dynamic loading of modules. With Inferno, developing distributed applications and integrating with legacy systems is radically simplified through a revolutionary approach whereby all resources on a network are represented as files and accessed with basic file operations (open, close, read, write) familiar to any programmer."

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