June 8, 2004

Bill Weinberg joins OSDL

OSDL Appoints William Weinberg as Open Source Architecture Specialist; Open
Systems Expert Joins OSDL in New Role as Evangelist for Linux Users and Lab
Members

BEAVERTON, Ore., June 8 - The Open Source Development Labs (OSDL), a global
consortium dedicated to accelerating the adoption of Linux in the enterprise,
today announced the appointment of William Weinberg to a newly-created position
as Open Source Architecture Specialist. In this role, Weinberg will work with
Lab members, Linux users, press and analysts as an evangelist for Linux and
OSDL programs.

"Bill is the ideal person to take our message to members, Linux users, press
and analysts to accelerate the adoption of Linux in the enterprise," said
Stuart Cohen, CEO of OSDL. "As the center of gravity for Linux, we have an
obligation to make sure that we communicate effectively with key stakeholders
in the industry. Bill knows how to lead this vital effort."

Weinberg brings more than 17 years of embedded and open systems experience to
his role as Open Source Architecture Specialist at OSDL. Previously, Weinberg
was a founding team member at MontaVista Software, where he helped establish
Linux as a platform for next-generation intelligent embedded device
development. Weinberg's career has also included roles at Lynx Real-Time
Systems, Acer Computer, and Microtec Research.

"OSDL drives many of the most important initiatives today in Linux and attracts
leading companies around the world as members," said William Weinberg. "Over
the past year, the Lab has established itself as an ideal bully pulpit for
spreading the word to Lab members, Linux users and Linux developers. In my new
role as evangelist for Linux and the Lab's programs, I look forward to
fostering Open Source Linux adoption and to furthering OSDL's position in the
community."

Weinberg is well known in the industry for his writing and speaking on topics
that include real-time computing, application porting and migration to Linux,
Open Source licensing, Linux adoption in international markets, and consumer
electronics and handheld applications for embedded Linux. He is a regular
contributor to periodicals such as E.E. Times, Applied Computing, LinuxUser,
Elektronik, and Embedded Systems Europe, and a regularly featured speaker at
conferences that include Intel Developer Forum, ESC Asia, and LinuxWorld.

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 by CA, Hitachi,
HP, IBM, Intel and NEC, OSDL is a non-profit organization at the center of
Linux supported by a global consortium of Linux customers and IT industry
leaders. OSDL sponsors industry-wide initiatives around Linux in
telecommunications, in the enterprise data center and on corporate desktops.
The Lab also provides Linux expertise and computing and test facilities in the
United States and Japan available to developers around the world. Visit OSDL on
the Web at http://www.osdl.org/ .

NOTE: 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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