DesktopLinux: OSDL Summits Take Desktop Linux to the Next Level

“The Open Source Development Labs (OSDL) reported April 27 on
planned enhancements to Linux printing, wireless networking, and
power management that it expects will spur the rapid adoption of
Linux on the desktop. The Beaverton, Ore.-based consortium recently
hosted summit meetings focused on driving commonality among desktop
Linux functions. The summits produced goals and identified areas of
concentration for the next stage of development.

“‘In the spirit of community cooperation, Linux desktop
developers at the OSDL technical summits have taken the opportunity
to align the community to solve common problems and to establish
consistent and standard interfaces for desktop capabilities,’ said
John Cherry, initiative manager for OSDL’s Desktop Linux working