Japanese Linux Distributor, IP Telecom, Joins OSDL

Posted by dave on Mar 10, 2004 3:29 AM EDT
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Developer of 'Nature's Linux' Operating System and Datacenter Management Solution to Work With OSDL in Advancing Linux in Japanese Markets

BEAVERTON, Ore. and TOKYO, Mar 10, 2004 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- The Open Source Development Labs (OSDL), a global consortium dedicated to accelerating the adoption of Linux, today announced that IP Telecom has joined OSDL and will participate in OSDL's Data Center Linux and Carrier Grade Linux working groups to advance Linux in Japan.

IP Telecom was founded in Japan in 2001 to provide software, services and support for Internet Protocol (IP) network environments. The company's core software product, Nature's Linux, is a Linux distribution integrated with datacenter management tools designed to increase the convenience and reduce the TCO of operating and using IP networks. IP Telecom will join Fujitsu, Hitachi, IBM Japan, Intel, Miracle Linux, Mitsubishi, NEC and Toshiba Solutions in OSDL's Japan working group to strengthen Linux features for the Japanese market.

"IP Telecom will work with OSDL and its members to improve the features and reliability of Linux," said Sekizaki Yuichi, president and CEO of IP Telecom. "We will contribute to a basic OS that will provide the IT infrastructure foundation for a highly developed and comfortable society."

Enterprises are embracing Linux in Japan. Market research firm IDC predicts that Linux adoption will continue growing at a much faster pace than Windows and UNIX in the Japanese server market. According to IDC Enterprise Server Tracker, Linux server shipments will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 40 percent from 2002 to 2007.

"With the rapid global adoption of Linux, we're excited that IP Telecom is joining OSDL to help accelerate Linux development in Japan and increase their participation in the worldwide Linux development community," said Stuart Cohen, CEO of OSDL. "This newest OSDL member will bring a wealth of knowledge about the use of Linux in Japan and its potential for use in the datacenter and the desktop."

About IP Telecom K.K.

IP Telecom was founded in Japan in 2001 to develop and distribute products that enable the creation of reliable, safe, and secure Internet Protocol (IP) networks. Using open source technologies as a base, IP Telecom developed their unique Nature's Linux ( [HYPERLINK@www.n-linux.com] ) product which provides IP network managers with an easy to use operating system that reduces the total cost of ownership of maintaining IP networks. IP Telecom is actively engaged in research of technologies needed in next generation of networks. Additional information on IP Telecom is available in Japanese at [HYPERLINK@www.iptelecom.jp.]

About Open Source Development Labs (OSDL)

OSDL -- home to Linus Torvalds, the creator of Linux -- is dedicated to accelerating the growth and adoption of Linux. Founded in 2000 and supported by a global consortium of Linux customers and IT industry leaders, OSDL is a non-profit organization that provides Linux expertise and computing and test facilities in the United States and Japan available to developers around the world. OSDL members include Alcatel, BakBone Software, BSTQAC, Cisco, Co-Create, Computer Associates, Dell, Ericsson, Force Computers, Fujitsu, HP, Hitachi, IBM, Intel, IP Telecom, Linuxcare, Miracle Linux Corporation, Mitsubishi Electric, MontaVista Software, NEC Corporation, NEC Soft, Network Appliance, Nokia, Novell, NTT, NTT DATA INTELLILINK, Red Hat, Sun Microsystems, SUSE LINUX, TimeSys, Toshiba Solutions, Transmeta Corporation, Trolltech, Turbolinux, Ulticom, Unilever, VA Software and Wind River Systems. Visit OSDL on the Web at [HYPERLINK@www.osdl.org.]

NOTE: OSDL is a trademark of Open Source Development Labs, Inc. Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds. Third party marks and brands are the property of their respective holders.

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Bret Clement of Page One PR, +1-650-473-0600, ext. 102, or [e-mail:coda@pageonepr.com], for OSDL

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