OSDL Appoints William Weinberg as Open Source Architecture Specialist

Open Systems Expert Joins OSDL in New Role as Evangelist for Linux Users and

Lab Members

Jun 08, 2004, 01:00 ET from Open Source Development Labs

    BEAVERTON, Ore., June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The Open Source Development Labs
 (OSDL), a global consortium dedicated to accelerating the adoption of Linux in
 the enterprise, today announced the appointment of William Weinberg to a
 newly-created position as Open Source Architecture Specialist. In this role,
 Weinberg will work with Lab members, Linux users, press and analysts as an
 evangelist for Linux and OSDL programs.
     "Bill is the ideal person to take our message to members, Linux users,
 press and analysts to accelerate the adoption of Linux in the enterprise,"
 said Stuart Cohen, CEO of OSDL. "As the center of gravity for Linux, we have
 an obligation to make sure that we communicate effectively with key
 stakeholders in the industry. Bill knows how to lead this vital effort."
     Weinberg brings more than 17 years of embedded and open systems experience
 to his role as Open Source Architecture Specialist at OSDL. Previously,
 Weinberg was a founding team member at MontaVista Software, where he helped
 establish Linux as a platform for next-generation intelligent embedded device
 development. Weinberg's career has also included roles at Lynx Real-Time
 Systems, Acer Computer, and Microtec Research.
     "OSDL drives many of the most important initiatives today in Linux and
 attracts leading companies around the world as members," said William
 Weinberg. "Over the past year, the Lab has established itself as an ideal
 bully pulpit for spreading the word to Lab members, Linux users and Linux
 developers. In my new role as evangelist for Linux and the Lab's programs, I
 look forward to fostering Open Source Linux adoption and to furthering OSDL's
 position in the community."
     Weinberg is well known in the industry for his writing and speaking on
 topics that include real-time computing, application porting and migration to
 Linux, Open Source licensing, Linux adoption in international markets, and
 consumer electronics and handheld applications for embedded Linux.  He is a
 regular contributor to periodicals such as E.E. Times, Applied Computing,
 LinuxUser, Elektronik, and Embedded Systems Europe, and a regularly featured
 speaker at conferences that include Intel Developer Forum, ESC Asia, and
     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 by CA, Hitachi,
 HP, IBM, Intel and NEC, OSDL is a non-profit organization at the center of
 Linux supported by a global consortium of Linux customers and IT industry
 leaders. OSDL sponsors industry-wide initiatives around Linux in
 telecommunications, in the enterprise data center and on corporate desktops.
 The Lab also provides Linux expertise and computing and test facilities in the
 United States and Japan available to developers around the world. Visit OSDL
 on the Web at http://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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