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NewsForge: OSDL: Linux Center of Gravity?

Jan 10, 2004, 04:00 (8 Talkback[s])
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"NewsForge learned recently, as a result of electronic conversations with an anonymous (but well-known) Linux kernel hacker, that chatter among some kernel hackers reflects a degree of distrust of OSDL, the Open Source Development Lab. This report airs the major issues identified in those conversations and allows OSDL the opportunity to respond to them. We also asked IDC analyst Dan Kusnetzky and two kernel hackers who work for OSDL, Linus Torvalds and Andrew Morton, to weigh in with their own comments on OSDL's role and behavior...

"During the past year, Linus Torvalds and Andrew Morton have both been hired by OSDL, allowing them to work full-time on the Linux kernel. Timesys, Unilever, Ulticom, Sun, Turbolinux, NTT Data Intellilink, NTT Comware, Wind River, Novell, and Network Appliance also joined OSDL in 2003..."

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