"As it prepares to ship its first set of distributions in
November, the UnitedLinux clan is developing unified ISV, channel
and customer support programs, one key executive said.
"At LinuxWorld from Aug. 12-15, UnitedLinux--a consortium formed
in May by four leading Linux distributors--will demonstrate an
alpha version of its uniform UnitedLinux distribution and detail
new programs, said Ransom Love, the former president and CEO of
Caldera, who became head of Caldera's UnitedLinux operation in
"UnitedLinux executives will be discussing the programs over the
next several weeks, Love said. He noted that the four
companies--Caldera, Conectiva, SuSE and TurboLinux--will remain
separate but will draw upon one another's expertise to give ISV and
channel partners a predictable, one-stop way to register as a
UnitedLinux reseller or developer..."