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 AdvantageÂ® 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 email@example.com.
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.