Fink is one of several projects that brings easy management of open source Unix programs to OS X.
Itanium server group is now under Martin Fink and includes NonStop servers, Linux and open-source software.
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HP open-source chief Martin Fink says Linux can't remain a hobbyist's toy if it's to become a leading operating system.
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Hewlett-Packard took a major step Monday in trying to convince telecommunications companies to embrace Linux, releasing a software kit to let those companies develop phone software that runs on Linux servers. The Linux version of HP's popular Opencall SS7 product isn't yet finished, but a software-development kit, along with new telecommunications-specific Intel servers lets customers get started testing their software, said Martin Fink, general manager of HP's Linux Systems Operation. SS7, or Signaling System 7, handles tasks such as translating a toll-free 800 number that a person has dialed into a company's actual phone number and billing that company for the call. HP argues that Linux, a clone of Unix, is a cheaper alternative than the current Unix systems that prevail in SS7 jobs and that use more expensive hardware than the Intel-based servers HP now advocates. Opencall SS7 is used in more than 1,600 operations worldwide.