November 26, 2003

OSDL Launches Linux Kernel Awareness Initiative

The Open Source Development Labs
(OSDL), a global consortium of leading technology companies dedicated to
accelerating the adoption of Linux, today announced a new initiative to raise
awareness about how the Linux kernel is developed.

With the highly-anticipated release of the final Linux 2.6 production
kernel due shortly, OSDL is taking a series of steps to increase customer
confidence in using Linux. The new Linux kernel expected to be used by tens of
millions of people in new ways, not only on servers and in telecommunications
networks, but also on desktops and in consumer electronic devices. Among the
Lab's first steps in this new initiative is the creation of a simplified
graphical model that illustrates how software code is contributed to the Linux
kernel. A copy is available on the Web at



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