Linux Virtualization Consortium reportedly in the works

Quoting from LinuxBusinessWeek:

The tom-toms say that Computer Associates, anxious to flex its leadership muscles, is quietly pulling together a consortium that would optimize virtualization technologies like the open source Xen hypervisor software, and presumably the very un-open source VMware, on Linux.

Oddly enough, it looks like the effort would be done outside the Open Source Development Labs (OSDL), through which most of the big companies have been pushing their wish lists for Linux.

The consortium might be announced at the next Linux open source show in the next few weeks.

CA has reportedly been approaching the usual suspects, companies such as IBM, Dell and Hewlett-Packard, along with some of the other ISVs.

CA has also been pushing to winnow the number of open source licenses to a reasonable number lately. Three is what it has in mind instead of the three score now in existence.