Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
> Mission Accomplished: Do We Need the New OSDL?
> ,----[ Quote ]
>| The OSDL's initial mandate -- "To accelerate the deployment of
>| Linux for enterprise computing..." -- created a situation where
>| their success would invalidate their mission. That situation
>| has come to pass and we now find the OSDL in the position not
>| of creating something new but rather reacting to what currently
>| amounts to legal boogeymen.
> In a previous statement it was said that the move was motivated by
> "Unprecedented market validation" (for Linux). OSDL is not a company per se,
> so you can't talk of staff cuts. OSDL is more of a panel serving a purpose.
> Evidently, Linux is accepted in the enterprise. Most of OSDL no longer
> serves a purpose because /industry/ will accelerate Linux, /without/ funded
> intervention. The tipping point is /well/ behind us.
The Mobile Linux Initiative is important, I should say, and I think that
the Desktop Initiative still is. The Carrier Grade work is not
completed, I think, particularly as we've not got 3-mode networking up
to the kernel.
| Mark Kent -- mark at ellandroad dot demon dot co dot uk |
Our business in life is not to succeed but to continue to fail in high spirits.
-- Robert Louis Stevenson