Upside: A lab of one’s own (OSDL)

Face it. If you work with Linux, and IBM hasn’t tried to
partner up with you yet, you’re just not working hard

“Take Wednesday’s four-way announcement involving IBM,
Hewlett-Packard, NEC Corp. and Intel in which each company pledged
support and resources for the creation of a new, nonprofit Open
Source Development Lab.”

“Pulling together a who’s who of Linux community companies —
Caldera, Dell, Linuxcare, LynuxWorks, Red Hat, SGI, SuSE,
TurboLinux and VA Linux — the announcement offers the perfect
Labor Day finale for what has become a summerlong Linux lovefest at
IBM. Although his own company is pledging millions to help get the
lab off the ground, IBM vice president of Unix software Ross Mauri
says the lab will draw on many benefactors in an effort to avoid
coming off as one company’s creation.”