"The Linux Solutions Group began its work today. According to a self-description, what it is is a cooperation platform that is determined to promote the application of Linux-based solutions in companies and advance market acceptance of these solutions. The platform was said to be supported in this endeavor by, among others, IBM, MySQL, Novell, RedHat and Siemens Business Services, as well as by universities and users from both the private and public sectors. The initiative also means to support small and medium-sized companies dealing with Linux and Open Source."
"Unlike existing initiatives in the Linux area, however, LiSoG wants to supply concrete advice and demonstrate that individual solutions can be made to run on the most diverse platforms. What is more, the cooperation platform intends every year to devise a number of concrete industry- and technology-oriented, while at the same time above all tailored-to-the-user and practical, solution scenarios. Approaches that harbor promise are to be analyzed, documented and developed to the point of marketability or commercial utility by members of LiSoG in cooperation with the users. (Robert W. Smith) / (jk/c't)"
Reprinted from heise.de .