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Morton: no merging of OpenSolaris with Linux

Don't expect to see key features of OpenSolaris showing up in the Linux kernel, said a top  Linux maintainer.At his LinuxWorld opening keynote, Andrew Morton made it very clear that the appointment of former OSDL CTO and Debian co-founder Ian Murdock to Sun's OS platforms organization will not translate into a merging between the open source version of Solaris Unix with Linux.

August 7, 2007 by

Linux Foundation: Strength in numbers

OSDL and FSG (not FSF) are merging to form the Linux Foundation. Key goals include sponsoring key Linux developers, providing legal services, standardizing APIs, and providing a forum for collaboration and promotion of Linux.

January 22, 2007 by

OSDL's future in China

A recent posting from a ZDNet Asia colleague got me wondering about the state of Open Source Development Labs (OSDL) in China. My friend and BLUG member, Xia Fang, who is OSDL's manager of strategic relations, assured me that "at this stage it has not affected China yet".

December 19, 2006 by

Playing the patent game

weekly roundup I was reminded of the sad realities of the software business when the Open Source Development Labs (OSDL) said it was going to scale back some technical work, and focus on legal issues instead.The OSDL will cut a third of its staff--nine employees in administrative and technical roles will lose their rice bowls.

December 7, 2006 by

Playing the patent game

weekly roundup I was reminded of the sad realities of the software business when the Open Source Development Labs (OSDL) said it was going to scale back some technical work, and focus on legal issues instead.The OSDL will cut a third of its staff--nine employees in administrative and technical roles will lose their rice bowls.

December 7, 2006 by

The meaning of the OSDL lay-off

To stay relevant OSDL should focus on what's missing, and what remains missing is a legal framework all users can rely upon to avoid patent and copyright liability. That's what it is now working on.

December 4, 2006 by

What good is a Linux study?

The biggest problem revealed by this study isn't in its conclusions, but in the limited current capability of OSDL, or any single actor, to do something about them.

December 1, 2005 by

OSDL says no to Microsoft

The report of a meeting between OSDL and Microsoft has raised a few eyebrows this week. To recap, Microsoft's Martin Taylor and OSDL's CEO Stuart Cohen met at Linux World Conference & Expo.

August 28, 2005 by

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