Linux Rules the Day at CA World
Computer Associates devotes a day to Linux at its CA World show that will include sessions on the future of Linux and how to establish a solid platform, as it works on a range of Linux products and a partnership with Ximian.LAS VEGASComputer Associates International Inc., which has pegged Tuesday as Linux Solution Day at its CA World conference here, is working on a range of new Linux deals, initiatives and products, including an upcoming formal partnership with Linux solution provider Ximian Inc. CA is also proposing its current Event Notification Facility (ENF) as a stand-alone product for use in the Linux community. ENF is a set of interfaces that allow things like security products to directly plug into the Linux kernel without having to make source-level modifications. "What we want to do is open this up as a stand-alone package and put it out in the open-source community so that Red Hat and all the other Linux vendors can just pick it up as part of their normal build," Sam Greenblatt, senior vice president and chief architect of the Computer Associates Linux Development Group, told eWEEK on Monday here at CA World.
As an operating system interface service that enables applications to obtain event data from the operating system, this stand-alone product is essentially a way of registering product functions when certain events occur.