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CNET News: Sun Joins High-End Linux Group

Aug 05, 2003, 22:30 (10 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)


Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers

"Sun Microsystems announced on Tuesday that it has joined the Open Source Development Lab, becoming the last of the four major server makers to back the organization, which is devoted to improving Linux for higher-end servers.

"Though founded in 2000, OSDL's profile was raised this July, when Linux leader Linus Torvalds and a top deputy, Andrew Morton, also signed on. IBM, Hewlett-Packard and Dell are already members. Sun made its announcement at LinuxWorld here.

"OSDL is seeking to expand partnerships to include software companies such as SAP and Oracle, Chief Executive Stuart Cohen has said. And the group has also started making progress in terms of expanding to represent customers, with Unilever joining in July..."

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