Novell joins Linux consortium

Novell Inc. Tuesday furthered its Linux initiative by joining the Open Source Development Labs, a consortium of companies that are accelerating Linux adoption.

Novell will participate in the Data Center Linux working group, which is focused on hardening Linux for use in the data center.

OSDL is the organization Linus Torvalds, the creator of Linux, joined in June of this year. It is the organization that will represent Torvald's in The SCO Group Inc./IBM Corp. dispute.

Members of the OSDL include Cisco Systems Inc., Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP), IBM, Intel Corp., Red Hat Inc., and Sun Microsystems Inc. among others.

In other news, Novell announced that it has released e-Directory for HP-UX networks.

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