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SF Gate: High-Tech Establishment To Fund Linux Development

Aug 31, 2000, 02:17 (0 Talkback[s])
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"A coalition of computer-industry heavyweights will put up millions of dollars for a new lab intended to help Linux developers bring the freely distributed operating system up to corporate data-center standards."

"The major sponsors have pledged to kick in "multimillions per year per company" to equip and staff the lab, according to Michael Pope, director of enterprise software programs at Intel."

"Ross Mauri, vice president of Unix software at IBM, said the group chose the Portland area because it's still relatively inexpensive, yet has a growing concentration of high-tech companies, including facilities belonging to many of the sponsoring companies. Additional labs, including facilities in Europe and Asia, are likely to be announced next year, he added."

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