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Short Take: VA Linux names head of programmer effort

VA Linux Systems appointed Richard French head of its Open Source Development Network (OSDN), an effort at the company to maintain strong ties with programmers around the world. OSDN is dedicated to encouraging the open-source development community, the foundation of the Linux operating system, as well as other collaborative programming efforts. Before joining VA, French co-founded Tekrati, a company that helped with Web-based relations with computing analysts.

VA Linux Systems appointed Richard French head of its Open Source Development Network (OSDN), an effort at the company to maintain strong ties with programmers around the world. OSDN is dedicated to encouraging the open-source development community, the foundation of the Linux operating system, as well as other collaborative programming efforts. Before joining VA, French co-founded Tekrati, a company that helped with Web-based relations with computing analysts.