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Linux Foundation

(Linux Foundation, San Francisco, CA, www.linux-foundation.org) A membership association devoted to fostering the Linux operating system. Sponsored by major hardware and open source vendors, it was formed by merging the Open Source Development Labs (OSDL) and Free Standards Group (FSG) in 2007, both of which were dedicated to Linux and open source software. See Linux.

Open Source Development Labs (OSDL)
The OSDL was founded in 2000 to provide technical support for Linux developers, giving them access to a variety of high-end hardware to test products. In 2003, Linus Torvalds, creator of Linux, joined the OSDL to continue his development work on the Linux kernel.

Free Standards Group (FSG)
The FSG was founded in 2000 to regulate interface and internationalization standards for Linux. The Linux Foundation supports the Linux Standard Base (see LSB) and OpenI18N internationalization (see OpenI18N).
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Founded in 2007 by the merger of the OSDL and the Free Standards Group, the foundation sponsors the work of Linux creator Linus Torvalds and is supported by leading Linux and open-source companies and developers around the world
Moreover, when IBM and other members of the OSDL began investing in
Major telecom equipment manufacturers continue to see the benefits of adopting Linux to reduce costs and enable a higher level of flexibility in telecommunications devices," said Bill Weinberg, senior technology analyst for OSDL.
OSDL is the perfect setting for vendor-independent and neutral Linux development.
a la Mobile's participation in the OSDL Mobile Linux Initiative will help drive additional adoption of Linux in smartphones and mass consumer mobile devices.
The OSDL DCL Technical Capabilities is the work of current OSDL member companies and interested individuals and defines over 300 prioritized capabilities.
OSDL hosts LUACs in North America, Asia/Pac and EMEA.
We're pleased to have NTT DATA INTELLILINK, one of Japan's most important systems integration companies, working with us as a new member to advance Linux in the world's second-largest economy," said Stuart Cohen, CEO of OSDL.
The advisory board is comprised of leading Linux and open source software developers who will advise OSDL on technical requirements and issues important to the greater development community.
Formed in 2000, the OSDL has data centers in Portland, Oregon and Yokohama, Japan, and is one of the main centers of focus for Linux development.
Most recently, at the Open Source Development Labs (now part of the Linux Foundation) he served as Senior Technology Analyst and also managed the OSDL Mobile Linux and Carrier Grade Linux Initiatives.
FSMLabs' hard real-time OSDL registered Carrier Grade Linux (CGL) is taking the telecommunication industry by storm.