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 Century." 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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