|| ||OSDL Announces Newest Board Member|
|| ||Tue, 28 Feb 2006 07:07:07 EST|
SteelEye CTO James Bottomley to Represent Open Source Development Community
as OSDL's Newest Board Member
BEAVERTON, Ore., February 28, 2006 - The Open Source Development Labs (OSDL),
a global consortium dedicated to accelerating the adoption of Linux®, today
announced that open source developer and SteelEye Chief Technology Officer
James Bottomley will represent the development community as the newest
elected member to the OSDL board of directors.
James Bottomley is chief technology officer at SteelEye Technology, a leading
provider of IT solutions for business continuity and disaster recovery. He is
an active member of the open source community and has more than 12 years of
experience with positions held in academia and at AT&T Bell Labs and NCR.
"OSDL's board leadership provides direction that is fundamental to OSDL as we
look at filling the next generation of gaps to accelerate Linux," said Stuart
Cohen, CEO of OSDL. "James' experience and community insight is a natural
addition as Linux and open source software continues to mature and to be
deployed in diverse environments around the world"
"Linux and open source software are now mainstream and growth continues to
accelerate. Coordination between all the players is critical to future
success. I look forward to representing the development community and to
collaborating with OSDL, its members and other open source developers and
users," said Bottomley.
Bottomley joins a board led by Chair Ross Mauri of IBM and fellow board
members Richard Wirt of Intel; Kazuhiro Ooki of NEC; Masahiro Date of
Fujitsu; Keiichiro Nakanishi from Hitachi; Steve Geary of Hewlett-Packard;
Markus Rex of Novell; Larry Augustin from VA Software; Jerry Greenberg of G.
S. Greenberg Associates; Frank Fanzilli of Fanzilli-Bauer Technology
Partners; and Stuart Cohen. Markus Rex, chief technology officer of Novell's
Linux and Platform Group, replaces Jeff Hawkins of Novell on the board this
year. Member-elected directors hold their seats for two years with half of
the board up for re-election annually.
"Linux is the fastest growing operating system in the world," said Ross
Mauri, Chair of OSDL's board of directors and General Manager, System p, IBM
Systems and Technology Group. "James will provide the OSDL board and its
members with new perspectives as we begin to move beyond focusing solely on
Linux adoption to maximizing Linux for users."
About Open Source Development Labs (OSDL)
OSDL sponsor of Linus Torvalds, the creator of the Linux kernel - is
dedicated to accelerating the growth and adoption of Linux-based operating
systems in the enterprise. Founded in 2000 and supported by a global
consortium of major Linux customers and IT industry leaders, OSDL is a
nonprofit organization that provides state-of-the-art computing and test
facilities available to developers around the world. With offices in China,
Europe, Japan and the United States, OSDL sponsors legal and development
projects to advance open source software as well as initiatives for Linux
systems in telecommunications, in the data center and on enterprise desktops.
Visit OSDL on the Web at http://www.osdl.org/.
OSDL is a trademark of Open Source Development Labs, Inc. Linux is a
trademark of Linus Torvalds. Third party marks and brands are the property of
their respective holders.
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