Motorola Announces Intention to Form Industry-Wide Consortium to Lead OpenSAF Project

Open source high availability code now available

TEMPE, Ariz., June 28 / / -- Motorola, Inc.
(NYSE: MOT) today announced that it intends to form an industry-wide
consortium that will assume stewardship for the OpenSAF(TM) project the
company announced in February. The company also announced the first release of
the open source code related to the project. The consortium also will manage
any future development of the OpenSAF code base. Leading companies including
Ericsson, HP and Nokia Siemens Networks have expressed support for this

The open source project will establish a broadly adopted high availability
operating environment that can be leveraged by computing technology companies,
network equipment providers (NEPs) and other industries requiring high
availability. Independent software vendors (ISVs) will be able to use OpenSAF
as a benchmark for creating highly available applications. OpenSAF includes an
implementation of the Service Availability(TM) Forum Application Interface
Specification (AIS).Details of the OpenSAF code release and additional
information on the OpenSAF initiative can be found at

As an open source project, OpenSAF has no dependencies on specific
vendors' products and support plans and future enhancements will be directly
determined by the users of, and contributors to, the OpenSAF project. Adopting
OpenSAF will enable more efficient use of in-house software engineering
resources, and additional tools will be provided to enable application
development and deployment services.

"We are very pleased to announce our intent to form an industry-wide
consortium that will manage the open source project and also to make this
initial OpenSAF code base available. This is an important next step following
our original announcement of the project in February," said John Fryer,
leading the OpenSAF project on behalf of Motorola's Embedded Communications
Computing business. "We are also pleased with the decisions of a broad segment
of industry leaders such as Ericsson, Nokia Siemens Networks and HP to provide
initial support for the OpenSAF project."

About OpenSAF
OpenSAF is an open source project designed to develop a complete highly
available operating environment based on SA Forum standards. The objective of
the OpenSAF project is to accelerate broad adoption of a SA Forum compliant
operating environment.

The goals of the OpenSAF project are as follows:

o Create an open source implementation of a high availability operating
environment which includes the SA Forum Application Interface
Specification (AIS)
o Develop necessary additional complementary services necessary to deploy
and manage the software
o Help accelerate the development of SA Forum specifications by proposing
o Establish a broadly adopted high availability operating environment
that can be leveraged by computing technology companies, NEPs, and
other industries requiring high availability, and ISVs.
o Utilize an open source licensing model not tied to any commercial

Interested companies may download the code from the OpenSAF website,

Companies supporting the OpenSAF project
"Ericsson strongly supports the release of OpenSAF and we are firmly
committed to the goals of the OpenSAF project. We have already contributed
functionality to the project and intend to continue in the same direction,"
said Mats Nilsson, Head of Portfolio Management and Terminals, Multimedia
Solutions, Ericsson. "The OpenSAF reference implementations will accelerate
the development and improve the quality of future specifications."

"Nokia Siemens Networks is a consistent and strong supporter of industry
collaboration and the Open Source model as demonstrated by its leadership in
the Service Availability Forum and the SCOPE Alliance. We at Nokia Siemens
Networks believe that the OpenSAF project is the last crucial element in
defining our COTS-based Carrier Grade Base Platform strategy," said Stephan
Scholz Chief Technology Officer, Nokia Siemens Networks.

"HP is an active supporter of open source initiatives, and we believe
OpenSAF shows promise as a leading open, standards-based high-availability
platform," said Randy Hergett, R&D Director for Open Source & Linux
Organization, HP. "We have received strong customer interest for OpenSAF on
HP's telecom platforms and are very supportive of this initiative."

"The SA Forum's success will greatly benefit from the availability of
implementations that utilize its interface specifications, as seen with HPI,"
said Asif Naseem, SA Forum President. "The formation of OpenSAF will help
bring additional real world AIS implementations to the market, and is another
important step towards supporting the on-going success of SA Forum and its

"We will transition our Avantellis(TM) series communications servers to
utilize OpenSAF," said Jorge Magalhaes, director of marketing, Embedded
Communications Computing, Motorola, Inc. "This will make a pre-integrated and
validated ATCA based computing platform available to the market shortly after
the first release of the open source code."

About Motorola
Motorola is known around the world for innovation and leadership in
wireless and broadband communications. Inspired by our vision of seamless
mobility, the people of Motorola are committed to helping you connect simply
and seamlessly to the people, information and entertainment that you want and
need. We do this by designing and delivering "must have" products, "must do"
experiences and powerful networks -- along with a full complement of support
services. A Fortune 100 company with global presence and impact, Motorola had
sales of US $42.9 billion in 2006. For more information about our company, our
people and our innovations, please visit

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