OSDL Names Jerry Greenberg Chief Executive Officer
Industry Veteran Will Lead Global Industry Consortium
BEAVERTON, OR, November 8, 2002 - Open Source Development Lab, Inc. (OSDL), a global consortium of industry leaders dedicated to enabling Linux development for support of business critical applications, today announced that Jerry Greenberg has accepted an interim appointment as its first Chief Executive Officer. Greenberg is a 35-year veteran of the computer industry whose background includes senior management positions with industry leading companies. He has also served on the OSDL Board of Directors.
"Jerry's extensive background gives him excellent credentials to be OSDL's Chief Executive," said Ross Mauri, OSDL President and IBM Vice President, eServer Development, IBM Server Group. "His knowledge of the industry and of UNIX and Linux operating systems will enable Jerry to provide the leadership needed in this important role."
Greenberg has held senior positions in marketing, product marketing and engineering at Fujitsu's UNIX and mainframe systems groups. He was a general manager and engineering manager at Data General, and held management positions at Sperry Univac and the New York Stock Exchange. Most recently, he was Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing for TurboLinux.
"OSDL has been quietly very successful in enabling Linux development for use in Data Center and Carrier Grade applications," said Greenberg. "I am honored to have been chosen to lead OSDL forward and expand its role to encompass complementary business and marketing activities."
About Open Source Development Lab, Inc.
Founded in August, 2000, and supported by a global consortium of industry leaders, the Open Source Development Lab (OSDL) is an independent, vendor-neutral, non-profit organization dedicated to enabling and guiding Linux and Linux-based development for data center and carrier grade functionality. Headquartered outside Portland, Oregon, OSDL fulfills a critical need in the open source development community to have access to the high-end hardware for programming and testing. The 21 industry leaders who are members of OSDL 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, Toshiba, and VA Software. More information on OSDL or the Carrier Grade Linux and Data Center Linux Working Groups is available at www.osdl.org.