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LinuxDevices: OSDL Gains Another Global Heavyweight

Dec 07, 2005, 17:30 (4 Talkback[s])

"One of the largest global electrical engineering and electronics firms has joined the OSDL (Open Source Development Labs). Siemens, also one of the world's best-known consumer electronics brands, says it will contribute to the OSDL's Carrier Grade, Mobile Linux, and Data Center working groups.

"Siemens ranked 21st among the world's largest companies in Fortune Magazine's 2005 'Global 500' listings, and is likely the OSDL's third-largest member, behind IBM (20th on Fortune's list) and NTT-DoCoMo (18th). It netted $83.3B for fiscal 2005, with an income of $2.248B, and employs 461,000, or about 130,000 more people than IBM..."

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