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PC Pro: Interview: Linux and the Open Source Development Lab

Apr 13, 2005, 18:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Currently the OSDL enjoys a wealth of support from chip and system vendors, as well as platform builders and operating systems, but Pratt said there were still names missing from the member list. 'Now we want the application vendors.' He said it is no secret that 'we want Oracle and SAP... There are discussions about them joining. [But] both feel that they already have a solid Linux strategy. They feel that they already have access to all the key players. So they've done a fine job on their own'.

"However, he still feels that Oracle and SAP could benefit greatly from joining the OSDL, not least for access to 'a premier virtual table at which they can sit to hash out joint problems' with other vendors..."

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