|| ||OSDL Strengthens Bridge to Developer Community|
|| ||Wed, 22 Mar 2006 07:04:10 EST|
OSDL Forms New Technical Advisory Board
Key Linux and open source software developers to advise OSDL on community
needs, technical requirements
BEAVERTON, Ore., March 22, 2006 - The Open Source Development Labs (OSDL), a
global consortium dedicated to accelerating the adoption of Linux®, today
announced the formation of a new Technical Advisory Board (TAB). The advisory
board is comprised of leading Linux and open source software developers who
will advise OSDL on technical requirements and issues important to the
greater development community.
"It is important for OSDL to foster the Linux and open source development
communities," said Stuart Cohen, CEO of OSDL. "The Technical Advisory Board
extends our involvement with the community beyond sponsoring Linus Torvalds,
Andrew Morton and other key developers. We look to this new board to better
help guide us in dedicating resources and people towards the most important
issues and technical requirements facing the development community."
The TAB members will be elected by Linux Kernel Summit attendees each July in
Ottawa, Canada. Board members will serve two years, with half of the
10-member board up for election each year. The inaugural members of the new
OSDL Technical Advisory Board include:
James Bottomley, OSDL board member, vice president and chief technology
officer at SteelEye and Linux SCSI subsystem maintainer;
Wim Coekaerts, director of Linux engineering at Oracle and Linux VM tester;
Randy Dunlap, principal developer at Oracle and Linux kernel maintainer;
Greg Kroah-Hartman, senior engineer, SuSE Labs, and Linux USB subsystem
Christoph Lameter, technical lead at Silicon Graphics, Inc.;
Matt Mackall, Consumer Electronics Linux Forum (CELF) fellow and Linux Tiny
Theodore Ts'o, senior engineer at IBM and Linux filesystem maintainer;
Arjan van de Ven, Linux kernel generalist; and
Chris Wright, senior engineer at Red Hat and Linux security module
The TAB will meet monthly and initially focus on nurturing the Linux and open
source development communities by improving communication between the
community and vendors, increasing the participation of vendors in open source
projects, and formalizing relationships across OSDL constituencies. The TAB
will also have representation on the OSDL board of directors with the recent
election of James Bottomley to the OSDL board.
"OSDL has served an important role as an advocate for Linux and in bringing
together users and vendors over the past five years," said James Bottomley,
chair of the OSDL TAB and CTO at SteelEye. "We're pleased that the Technical
Advisory Board can add more community developer involvement to OSDL, and I
look forward to working with my fellow community members to provide OSDL with
insight on how we can all better advance Linux and open source software."
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/.
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trademark of Linus Torvalds. Third party marks and brands are the property of
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