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ComputerWorld: Work Set to Start This Month on Open-Source Lab (OSDL)

Dec 04, 2000, 19:02 (0 Talkback[s])

"Work is scheduled to begin this month on the independent Open Source Development Lab in Portland, Ore., touted by its organizers as a place to promote open-source software collaboration and growth. Sources close to the lab are keeping details, including the exact location of the facility, quiet until work officially begins."

"Organizers have been meeting weekly to make final plans, create an organizational structure and secure a site that's independent from the lab's backers, according to Dan Frye, program director of IBM's Linux Technology Centers in Somers, N.Y. This month the site will be announced, as well as the person who will be the lab's manager."

"Clearly, hardware will not be in that time frame," said Mike Balma, a spokesman for HP. Organizers hope to have the lab up and running in the first quarter of next year, he said. Bill Claybrook, an analyst at Aberdeen Group Inc. in Boston, said the lab's premise could be a boon to future Linux development."

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