Two Major Linux Groups Merge to Fight Microsoft

Open Source Development Labs (OSDL) and the Free Standards Group (FSG) have merged to form the Linux Foundation. Jim Zemlin, FSG's executive director, will be in charge of the new company. He announced Tuesday the final steps to combine the companies are currently taking place. Zemlin believes that since now Linux has established its presence as an operating system for embedded, desktop, and server systems - OSDL and FSG's mission, which began in 2000, has been achieved. Linux Foundation will now aim to help the Linux community more effectively compete with its primary rival, Microsoft.

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