"UnitedLinux, a four-company consortium formed to counterbalance
Red Hat's dominance in the Linux market, is all but dead.
"'The legal entity exists, but I shut the lights out,' former
UnitedLinux general manager Paula Hunter said in an interview
Thursday at the LinuxWorld Conference and Expo here. Hunter is now
channeling her Linux collaboration energies into a new job:
director of business development on the East Coast for the Open
Source Development Labs.
"The shutdown marks the end of an ambitious effort to attract
more hardware and software partners, standardize Linux, and boost
research and development. Instead, it was OSDL--a more neutral
coalition in the Linux industry and the employer of Linux leader
Linus Torvalds--that succeeded where UnitedLinux failed..."
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