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LinuxWorld: Intel: Linux inside?

Oct 17, 1998, 15:05 (0 Talkback[s])

Robert Berger, who was hired as a consultant to Intel as it was developing its Linux strategy, says Intel is indeed sincere in its desire to embrace Linux.

"Rumor and innuendo has surrounded Intel's recent forays into the Linux community. In September, the chip maker announced it was making a token investment in Red Hat; this news was preceded by an Intel-sponsored invitation to the Linux community to join Project UDI -- a multi-vendor attempt to create a uniform driver interface (UDI) for Unix."

"... The Register's John Lettice recently pointed out supposed incompatibilities between Intel's business model and the ethos of open source development."

"I don't believe this to be the case. In my opinion, Intel is strongly motivated to create a win-win situation, for itself and for the Linux community at large...."

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