Linux Veteran Paula Hunter Joins OSDL

Former Head of UnitedLinux to Grow Membership for Premier Enterprise Linux

Advocacy Organization

Jan 16, 2004, 00:00 ET from Open Source Development Labs

    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
     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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