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LinuxDevices.com: OSDL Announces Development of Carrier Grade, Data Center Linux Products

Jan 30, 2002, 17:23 (0 Talkback[s])

"The 22-member non-profit Open Source Development Lab (OSDL) today announced the formation of a pair of technical working groups aimed at enhancing the suitability of Linux for telecommunications and datacenter infrastructure applications. The two groups, called the Carrier Grade Linux Working Group and the Data Center Linux Working Group, will provide 'vision and guidance' to 'encourage the development of whatever commercial and open standard components are needed on top of Linux to implement required platform functionality' for their respective market segments...

"The OSDL's working groups will work within the environment of commercial suppliers and open source projects to guide and influence the development of the new software features and components that are needed, according to OSDL director Timothy Witham. For example, the Carrier Grade Linux working group plans to coordinate closely with the Linux Standard Base (LSB) and the Service Availability Forum (SAForum). The working groups are not in the business of creating the required software, although small software development projects could be conducted directly under the auspices of the OSDL if it turns out to be necessary, Witham said..."

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