Paris-based OW2 Consortium, whose members include Alcatel Lucent, France Telecom, Red Hat and Thales, will merge with California-based Open Solutions Alliance, which represents organizations including Unisys and Ingres. According to a press statement on Thursday, the two organizations will provide a "global platform for supporting research, development, distribution, and adoption of open source software."

The merged organisation will be called OW2, and OSA will become OW2's North American chapter, an Ingres spokeperson told ZDNet UK on Thursday. No timescale for the merger was available at the time of writing.

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