Japanese telco NTT has joined the Open Source Development Labs (OSDL) to accelerate the development of Linux for enterprise computing.
NTT will begin by participating in the OSDL's Data Center Linux and Carrier Grade Linux working group initiatives.
Yuji Inoue, senior vice president of NTT, said the company's labs intend to use open source software in enterprise computing systems and various applications.
"Through these activities we contribute to open source software communities and the integrity of the information-sharing society," he said.
"We are joining OSDL, which helps define features needed to improve the reliability and scalability of Linux, to contribute together as NTT Group companies in establishing Linux as the computing platform for telecom carrier IT systems."
OSDL chief executive Stuart Cohen said in a statement: "Linux use in enterprise datacentres is growing quickly.
"With the commitment of global companies like NTT to join OSDL and participate in the Labs' working groups, we can bring unmatched resources and technical expertise to accelerate the adoption of Linux in Japan and around the world."
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