The Open Source Development Labs (OSDL) is the non-profit organization that is responsible for developing the Linux kernel, and also employs Linus Torvalds and Alan Cox. Whatever controversy happens in the Linux world, the OSDL is somehow involved. When SCO sued IBM and demanded people pay licensing fees for Linux, the OSDL was there. When Sun Microsystems attempted to open source Solaris, the OSDL was there to mock it. And whenever there is an internal squabble going on within the OSDL, there is always someone leaking it to the media.
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