September 1, 2000

Will Open Source group burn Sun?

Author: JT Smith

Publicly, the new Open Source Development Lab (OSDL) hopes to promote Linux in the enterprise. But privately, the OSDL-funded by HP, IBM, Intel and NEC USA-may be plotting against Sun Microsystems. Unlike earlier Linux partnerships, the OSDL was not driven by pure-play Linux vendors. Instead, as Linux pioneer Red Hat confirms, major hardware vendors started the OSDL in mid-July. To be sure, the OSDL's primary focus is catapulting Linux into the enterprise. But OSDL's hardware members wouldn't mind if Linux somehow manages to eclipse Solaris, too. The report is at Inter@ctive Week.


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