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AMD Joins OSDL
AMD becomes newest OSDL member as momentum
for Linux in the enterprise grows
BEAVERTON, Ore. - April 22, 2004 - The Open Source Development Labs (OSDL), a
global consortium dedicated to accelerating the adoption of Linux, today
announced that AMD, a leading provider of 32- and 64-bit microprocessors used
in Linux servers and workstations, has joined OSDL and will participate in
OSDL's Data Center Linux and Carrier Grade Linux working groups.
"AMD and OSDL share a common goal of accelerating the development of
scalable, reliable, affordable Linux-based solutions for the enterprise,"
said Marty Seyer, vice president and general manager of AMD's Microprocessor
Business Unit. "Through participation in OSDL's industry working groups, AMD
will be able to contribute its considerable microprocessor platform expertise
to the advancement of Linux as a strategic OS."
AMD joins OSDL during a period of explosive growth in Linux enterprise
adoption. According to market research firm IDC, Linux revenue grew more
than 60 percent year-over-year, topping $960 million in Q4 of 2003.
"With the rapid increase of Linux deployments on AMD technology, AMD will be
significant contributors to OSDL's continued success," said Stuart Cohen, CEO
of OSDL. "They will bring a wealth of experience with Linux solutions to our
working group initiatives."
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 Ten art-ni, Alcatel, AMD, BakBone Software, BSTC,
Cisco, Co-Create, Computer Associates, Ericsson, Force Computers, Fujitsu,
HP, Hitachi, IBM, Intel, IP Telecom, Linuxcare, Miracle Linux Corporation,
Mitsubishi Electric, MontaVista Software, NEC Corporation, NEC Soft, Network
Appliance, Nokia, Novell, NTT, NTT Data Intellilink, Portlock Software, Red
Hat, Sun Microsystems, SUSE LINUX, TimeSys, Toshiba Solutions, Transmeta
Corporation, Trolltech, Turbolinux, 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. AMD, the AMD Arrow logo, AMD Athlon, and
combinations thereof, are trademarks of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Third
party marks and brands are the property of their respective holders.
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