Open source groups to merge

Open source groups to merge

Summary: Paris-based OW2 Consortium, whose members include Alcatel Lucent, France Telecom, Red Hat and Thales, will merge with California-based Open Solutions Alliance.

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Two open source consortia have announced they are to join forces.

Paris-based OW2 Consortium, whose members include Alcatel Lucent, France Telecom, Red Hat and Thales, will merge with California-based Open Solutions Alliance, which represents organizations including Unisys and Ingres.

According to a press statement on Thursday, the two organizations will provide a "global platform for supporting research, development, distribution, and adoption of open source software."

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  • another nail in M$ coffin

    This powerfull union will further the momentum to knok down M$ for good.
    Linux Geek
    • Loverock is that you?

      ?
      Viva la crank dodo
      • LOOK EVERYONE!!@(#@!! HE MENTIONS ME!!@#*#!!

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        Loverock Davidson
        • One good thing about you

          is you are easily pleased by attention, positive or negative.

          I'm happy you are excited linux geek.
          Viva la crank dodo
    • LOL!

      It just means that they will not have long distance phone charges to worry about anymore. It will not save Linux from continuing it's downward spriral! ;)
      GuidingLight
    • For God's sake...

      ...WOULD YOU LEARN TO SPELL?
      IT_Guy_z
    • Linux must not...

      have a Spell Checker anywhere otherwise this "Geek" might actually spell something right.
      TylerM89
      • Linux Spell checker

        Spell checkers only help if you don't get so excited you forget to look at what you typed!! Some in so much of a hurry to make the first post that they do things like that!!
        leopards
  • How Long Untill

    Not wanting to be to pessimistic but how long will it be before Linux becomes the majority and actually replaces Windows? With the same platform and SINGLE SOURCE, and the same controls. I kind of like it the way it is. But alas, that's progress.
    Texasglide@...
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