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ActiveGrid Joins Open Source Development Labs

Start-Up Developing Commercial Open Source Software for Transaction Grid Computing to Join OSDL Data Center Linux Working Group

BEAVERTON, Ore. and SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- The Open Source Development Labs (OSDL), a global consortium dedicated to accelerating the adoption of Linux, today announced that ActiveGrid, Inc., a new commercial open source software company, has joined OSDL and will participate in the lab's Data Center Linux (DCL) working group.

ActiveGrid, a new company that launched in November of 2004 with venture backing from Hummer Winblad and Allegis Capital, is focused on enabling transactional applications to be scaled across a grid of low-cost commodity computers. The company is building its products around the popular LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL and the PHP, Python and Perl scripting languages) stack of open source software.

"We are bringing transaction grid computing to mainstream business applications, leveraging the innovation of the open-source LAMP stack," said Jeff Veis, vice president of marketing and business development at ActiveGrid. "Community-driven innovation is at the very core of what differentiates Linux from traditional technology models. We see OSDL as the preeminent organization in which to foster the industry collaboration needed to drive the broad adoption of open-source based transaction grid computing."

"We welcome ActiveGrid into OSDL and are pleased that they will contribute their expertise in open source grid applications to the DCL working group," said Stuart Cohen, CEO of OSDL. "As Linux continues to grow in enterprise data centers, we look forward to ActiveGrid's contributions to the development of Linux-based solutions for business-critical computing."

About ActiveGrid, Inc.

ActiveGrid, a commercial open-source company, is creating the Grid Application Server, a next-generation enterprise development and deployment platform. ActiveGrid's native XML application platform harnesses the proven open-source LAMP stack to enable organizations to deploy and scale business applications across "transaction grids" of horizontally scaled commodity computers. The ActiveGrid solution enables organizations to rapidly integrate existing backend applications into new composite applications, dynamically adapt transaction processing at runtime and reap the economic benefits of open-source commodity computing. Please see http://www.activegrid.com/ for more information.

About Open Source Development Labs (OSDL)

OSDL -- home to Linus Torvalds, the creator of Linux -- is dedicated to accelerating the growth and adoption of Linux. Founded in 2000 by CA, Fujitsu, Hitachi, HP, IBM, Intel and NEC, OSDL is a non-profit organization at the center of Linux supported by a global consortium of more than 60 of the world's largest Linux customers and IT industry leaders. OSDL sponsors industry-wide initiatives around Linux in telecommunications, in the enterprise data center and on corporate desktops. The Lab also provides Linux expertise and computing and test facilities in the United States and Japan available to developers around the world. Visit OSDL on the Web at http://www.osdl.org/ .

NOTE: OSDL is a trademark of Open Source Development Labs, Inc. Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds. Third party marks and brands are the property of their respective holders

Open Source Development Labs

CONTACT: Bret Clement of Page One PR, +1-303-462-3057, or
bret@pageonepr.com, for OSDL; or Robin Bulanti of Kulesa Public Relations,
+1-650-340-1986, or robin@kulesapr.com, for ActiveGrid; or Jeff Veis, VP of
Marketing and Business Development of ActiveGrid, +1-415-357-1104, or
jveis@activegrid.com

Web site: http://www.activegrid.com/

Web site: http://www.osdl.org/

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