The Open Source Development Labs (OSDL), home of Linus Torvalds and the Linux kernel, has recruited the former head of UnitedLinux, Paula Hunter.
Hunter will be the OSDL's business development director, responsible for attracting new Global 2000 corporate members that are adopting Linux in their enterprises.
Hunter led UnitedLinux from 2002 until joining OSDL, and has more than 20 years of enterprise IT experience.
OSDL chief executive Stuart Cohen said in a statement: "Paula distinguished herself as the leader of UnitedLinux and brings OSDL unmatched experience and industry relationships that will help us grow and accelerate the adoption of Linux."
Before heading up UnitedLinux, Hunter served as vice president of marketing for Xevo Corporation. She then became chairman of the Application Service Provider Industry Consortium.
"We have a unique opportunity at this critical juncture in the evolution of Linux to bring together the leading vendors, corporate end users and community developers to firmly establish Linux as the computing platform for the 21st century," she said in a statement.
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