BEAVERTON, Ore., Jan. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The Open Source Development Labs
(OSDL), a global consortium of leading technology companies dedicated to
accelerating the adoption of Linux, today announced the appointment of Paula
Hunter as Business Development director based on the East Coast.
Hunter, who led UnitedLinux from 2002 until joining OSDL, has more than
20 years of enterprise IT experience. She joins OSDL colleague Brian Grega in
the Lab's business development group chartered with attracting new Global 2000
corporate members who are adopting Linux in their enterprises and bolstering
the Lab's strategic vendor membership base.
"Paula distinguished herself as the leader of UnitedLinux and brings OSDL
unmatched experience and industry relationships that will help us grow and
accelerate the adoption of Linux," said Stuart Cohen, CEO of OSDL. "As the
center of gravity for Linux, OSDL is pleased to attract executives of Paula's
stature as we expand our membership and advance Linux."
Prior to UnitedLinux, Hunter served as vice president of Marketing for
Xevo Corporation, where she drove the company's marketing efforts and
strategy. As a founding officer and Chairman of the ASP (Application Service
Provider) Industry Consortium, Hunter provided strategic direction and
operational management to this global advocacy group. Previously, Hunter held
key operational executive positions at several startup companies, and within
Compaq Computer's Emerging Markets Business Unit. She holds a B.S. in
Computer Information Systems from Bentley College.
"OSDL has emerged in the past year as an industry rallying point for
advancing Linux and I am pleased to join the Lab," Hunter said. "We have a
unique opportunity at this critical juncture in the evolution of Linux to
bring together the leading vendors, corporate end users and community
developers to firmly establish Linux as the computing platform for the 21st
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 and supported
by a global consortium of Linux customers and IT industry leaders, OSDL is a
non-profit organization that provides Linux expertise and computing and test
facilities in the United States and Japan available to developers around the
world. OSDL members include Alcatel, Cisco, Computer Associates, Dell,
Ericsson, Force Computers, Fujitsu, HP, Hitachi, IBM, Intel, Linuxcare,
Miracle Linux Corporation, Mitsubishi Electric, MontaVista Software, NEC
Corporation, Network Appliance, Nokia, Novell, NTT COMWARE, NTT DATA
INTELLILINK, Red Hat, Sun Microsystems, SUSE LINUX, TimeSys, Toshiba
Solutions, Transmeta Corporation, TrollTech, Turbolinux, Ulticom, Unilever, VA
Software and Wind River Systems. Visit OSDL on the Web at 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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