December 3, 2004

OSDL and Bull Cooperate on Open Source POSIX Test

The Open Source
Development Labs (OSDL), a global consortium of leading technology companies
dedicated to accelerating the adoption of Linux (r) and Bull, a leading
developer of servers and software for an open environment, today announced
that OSDL, in cooperation with Bull, has integrated the Open POSIX Test Suite
(OPTS) into its library of tests that run against new kernel builds.
OPTS is an open source community project designed to make it easier to
port applications from other POSIX platforms to Linux. POSIX is a widely-used
standard of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) that
promotes portability among operating systems, primarily UNIX operating systems
such as AIX, HP-UX and Solaris. In addition to making significant test
contributions to the OPTS project, Bull led the effort to integrate the tests
into STP to enable POSIX-compliance feedback in a manner that is timely to
Linux/OSS developers. Currently, the Open POSIX Test Suite has developed
tests for threads, message queues, semaphores and signals.


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