Open Source Development Labs (OSDL) has appointed Claude Beullens as its European director.
Beullens will help support European open source community and industry development of Linux. He will be based in Luxembourg.
“OSDL’s new presence in Europe is the latest demonstration that Linux and open source technologies are vibrant and maturing around the world,” said Beullens. “I look forward to collaborating with the development community, business and government to support Linux and advance innovation and economic growth around Linux and open source software."
Beullens has served in product, engineering and sales and marketing management positions at AMC, Apollo Computer, Hewlett-Packard and MC2. He is fluent in English, French, German, Dutch and Luxembourgish.
Analyst IDC predicts that Linux’s share of European server shipments will increase from 15% in 2004 to more than 25% in 2008.