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BAKBONE SOFTWARE JOINS THE OPEN SOURCE DEVELOPMENT LABS
BakBone will participate in OSDL's Data Center Linux Working Group and bring
enterprise Linux storage expertise to Lab initiatives
BEAVERTON, Ore. - February 24, 2004 - The Open Source Development Labs
(OSDL), and BakBone SoftwareT (TSX: BKB, OTCBB: BKBOF), a leading provider of
data protection software, today announced that BakBone has joined OSDL, a
global consortium dedicated to accelerating the adoption of Linux.
Through participation in OSDL's Data Center Linux Working Group, BakBone will
help the working group focus on enterprise Linux data protection
technologies. Data storage and protection are recognized as key to the
acceleration of enterprise-wide adoption of Linux-based applications.
"Through our Linux Advantage® initiative, BakBone is committed to extending
customer confidence in deploying enterprise applications on Linux," said
Keith Rickard, president and CEO of BakBone Software. "Participating in
OSDL's Data Center Linux working group enables us to contribute to the
overall robustness of data protection on Linux and further accelerate the
adoption of Linux storage solutions in the enterprise."
Demand for Linux backup solutions is growing rapidly. Estimates from IDC
forecast 2003-2007 show Linux market share growth in the backup server market
growing from 14 percent in 2002 to 26 percent in 2006.
"BakBone's deep experience in developing enterprise class-solutions on Linux
will greatly contribute to OSDL's objectives," said Stuart Cohen, CEO of
OSDL. "The momentum for Linux in the data center is prompting customers to
demand a high level of guarantee for deploying mission-critical applications
on Linux, and BakBone is contributing significantly to this demand."
About BakBone Software, Inc.
BakBone Software (TSX: BKB; OTCBB: BKBOF) is a leading international data
recovery solution provider that develops and distributes data backup,
restore, and disaster recovery software for network storage and open-systems
environments worldwide. BakBone delivers scalable solutions that address the
complex demands of large enterprise environments, as well as small to medium
sized businesses. Founded in 2000, BakBone products are used by Fortune 1000
corporations and domestic and international government entities. Distributed
through a select global network of OEM partners, resellers and solution
providers, more information about BakBone's products and services can be
accessed at www.bakbone.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Open Source Development Labs (OSDL)
OSDL - home to Linus Torvalds, the creator of Linux - is dedicated to
accelerating the growth and adoption of Linux. Founded in 2000 and supported
by a global consortium of Linux customers and IT industry leaders, OSDL is a
non-profit organization that provides Linux expertise and computing and test
facilities in the United States and Japan available to developers around the
world. OSDL members include Alcatel, BakBone Software, Cisco, Co-Create,
Computer Associates, Dell, Ericsson, Force Computers, Fujitsu, HP, Hitachi,
IBM, Intel, Linuxcare, Miracle Linux Corporation, Mitsubishi Electric,
MontaVista Software, NEC Corporation, NEC Soft, Network Appliance, Nokia,
Novell, NTT COMWARE, NTT DATA INTELLILINK, Red Hat, Sun Microsystems, SUSE
LINUX, TimeSys, Toshiba Solutions, Transmeta Corporation, Trolltech,
Turbolinux, Ulticom, Unilever, VA Software and Wind River Systems. Visit OSDL
on the Web at www.osdl.org .
OSDL is a trademark of Open Source Development Labs, Inc. Linux is a
trademark of Linus Torvalds. BakBone, BakBone Software, and the BakBone logo
are all trademarks or registered trademarks of BakBone Software, Inc., in the
United States and/or in other countries. Third party marks and brands are the
property of their respective holders.
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