C|Net: Linux players bond for business software
Thursday May 30 2002 @ 01:23PM EDT

A group of Linux software companies has banded together to create a uniform version of the operating system for businesses.

But Red Hat, which ships about 50 percent of Linux software, isn't part of the group, a decision that could undermine its value, analysts said.

U.S. companies Caldera International and Turbolinux, Germany's SuSE, and Brazil's Conectiva said Thursday that they have created the UnitedLinux organization to develop a standard version of the Linux operating system for businesses. Under terms of the deal, all four companies will collaborate on one common Linux operating system, also called UnitedLinux.

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