OSDL – Accelerating the Adoption and Use of Linux
OSDL – home to Linus Torvalds, the creator of Linux – is dedicated to accelerating the growth and adoption of Linux in the enterprise. Founded in 2000 and supported by a global consortium of IT industry leaders, OSDL is a non-profit organization that provides state-of-the-art computing and test facilities in the United States and Japan available to developers around the world. OSDL sponsors include Alcatel, Cisco, Computer Associates, Dell, Ericsson, Force Computers, Fujitsu, HP, Hitachi, IBM, Intel, Linuxcare, Miracle Linux Corporation, Mitsubishi Electric, MontaVista Software, NEC Corporation, Nokia, Red Hat, SuSE, TimeSys, Toshiba, Transmeta Corporation and VA Software.
The mission of OSDL is to be the recognized center of gravity for Linux; the central body dedicated to accelerating the use of Linux for enterprise computing through:
- Enterprise-class testing and other technical support for the Linux development community.
- Marshalling of Linux-industry resources to focus investment on areas of greatest need thereby eliminating inhibitors to growth.
- Practical guidance to our members – vendors and end users alike – on working effectively with the Linux development community.
In this presentation, Mr. Grega will discuss the mission of OSDL and how OSDL functions toward achieving these objectives.
Brian Grega is a seasoned business development, sales, and marketing executive with over 20 years experience building and managing sales organizations in high growth environments. Prior to joining OSDL, Brian was the vice president of business development for MontaVista Software, where his responsibilities included developing and maintaining strategic relationships with other industry leaders including IBM and Intel. Prior to managing the business development organization full time for MontaVista Software, he was the company's first vice president of worldwide sales and marketing, helping lead the company's growth from a start-up to a market segment leader. Prior to MontaVista Software, Brian held senior sales management responsibilities with various high technology firms, including VP of sales for GLOBEtrotter Software (acquired by Macrovision), VP of North American sales for Lynx Real-Time Systems, and VP of strategic accounts at Microtec Research (acquired by Mentor Graphics).
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