Subject: Re: Unisys joins OSA
From: "Andrew C. Oliver" <acoliver@buni.org>
Date: Sun, 18 Feb 2007 17:39:36 -0500

Unisys has been active with open source for some time.

-Andy

Philippe Verdy wrote:
>> De : Matthew Flaschen [mailto:matthew.flaschen@gatech.edu]
>> Envoyé : dimanche 18 février 2007 19:24
>> À : License Discuss
>> Objet : Unisys joins OSA
>>
>> Unisys seems to have joined the Open Solutions Alliance as the "first
>> systems integrator"
>> (http://www.unisys.com/products/news_a_events/all__news/02158756.htm).
>> I see no sign that they create any new open source software.
>>     
>
> It just means that at least they will support integrate open source software
> on their systems, and will provide support for it; so indirectly they will
> need to participate to its maintenance, and will provide quality control on
> the open-source software they use. They may also add more support for some
> specific hardware or currently unimplemented software options.
>
> After all, IBM does the same thing, and this has greatly helped providing
> many resources to investigate the Linux kernel and secure it, or improving
> it where necessary. It has also offered more legal protection for the
> open-source software they need in their system.
>
> I can't imagine that they join this alliance without needing open source for
> their own solutions. If they need it, Unisys will commit a permanent working
> team to improve and support open sourced software and everybody wins...
>
> So thank you to Unisys, and welcome to the community.
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