Trolltech Joins OSDL's New Desktop Linux Working Group

1/21/2004 - The Open Source Development Labs (OSDL), a global consortium dedicated to accelerating the adoption of Linux, announced that Trolltech has joined OSDL and will participate in the Lab's new Desktop Linux Working Group.

Trolltech provides standard middleware for Linux application development both on the desktop and in consumer electronics. There are over 150,000 users worldwide currently using Trolltech technology in thousands of open source and commercial projects.

"Trolltech plays an important role in spreading the use of Linux in new classes of products and applications that are integral to the desktop," said Stuart Cohen, CEO of OSDL. "We look forward to their contributions as the Lab launches its new Desktop Linux Working Group."

"Trolltech is committed to helping its customers deliver great applications on Linux," said Haavard Nord, CEO of Trolltech. "We make Linux-based applications much easier to use through a rich graphical and multimedia environment. We are excited to work with OSDL and its members to advance Linux on the desktop."

About Trolltech
Trolltech(R) is a software company with two flagship products: Qt(R) and Qtopia(R). Qt is a multi-platform C++ application framework developers can use to write single-source applications that run -- natively -- on Windows, Linux, Unix, Mac OS X and embedded Linux. Qt has been used to build thousands of successful commercial applications worldwide, and is the basis of the open source KDE desktop environment. Qtopia is the first comprehensive application environment built for embedded Linux, and is used in Sharp's line of Zaurus PDAs. Trolltech is headquartered in Oslo, Norway, with offices in Brisbane, Australia, and Palo Alto, California. More about Trolltech can be found at

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 and supported by a global consortium of Linux customers and IT industry leaders, OSDL is a non-profit organization that provides Linux expertise and computing and test facilities in the United States and Japan available to developers around the world. OSDL members include Alcatel, Cisco, Computer Associates, Dell, Ericsson, Force Computers, Fujitsu, HP, Hitachi, IBM, Intel, Linuxcare, Miracle Linux Corporation, Mitsubishi Electric, MontaVista Software, NEC Corporation, Network Appliance, Nokia, Novell, NTT COMWARE, NTT DATA INTELLILINK, Red Hat, Sun Microsystems, SUSE LINUX, TimeSys, Toshiba Solutions, Transmeta Corporation, Trolltech, Turbolinux, Ulticom, Unilever, VA Software and Wind River Systems. Visit OSDL on the Web at

OSDL is a trademark of Open Source Development Labs, Inc. Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds.

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