LinuxPR: Industry Leaders HP, INTEL, IBM, and NEC Forming Open Source Development Lab (OSDL)

“Hewlett-Packard, Intel Corporation, IBM and NEC Corporation
today announced the Open Source Development Lab, the industry’s
first independent, non-profit lab for developers who are adding
enterprise capabilities to Linux*. The four companies plan to
provide significant equipment and funding to the lab over the next
several years. Additional contributors and sponsors of the lab
include Caldera, Dell, Linuxcare, LynuxWorks, Red Hat, SGI, SuSE,
TurboLinux and VA Linux.”

“The lab, currently under formation, will provide open source
developers with a centralized enterprise development environment
for sharing development ideas and innovations. The lab will be
based near Portland, Ore. It is expected to open at the end of the

The Open Source Development Lab will help fulfill a need
that individual Linux and open source developers often have —
access to high-end enterprise hardware
,” said Brian
Behlendorf, chief technical officer of CollabNet and co-founder of
Apache. “It’s great that these companies are coming together to
help accelerate development for this environment.”