HP Backs Carrier Grade Debian GNU/Linux

HP continues to make moves along with their more overt Linux support. It should be interesting to see where this leads?

If you had doubts of enterprise support for the Debian GNU/Linux distribution, rest easy.

Thanks to HP’s support, The community-based distribution is now certified compliant with the OSDL Carrier Grade Linux (CGL) 2.0.2 specification.

Debian GNU/Linux is a community effort that does not have explicit enterprise offering or formal support on its own, though there are Debian-derived distributions that do have commercial backing, notably Ubuntu which just last week launched its enterprise support play.

Deployment of Linux in Carrier operations is a goal of the Open Source Development Labs (OSDL), which together with its membership has been driving development of the CGL spec for a number of years…. Source: InternetNews