An Acronym for Open Source Development Labs.
OSDL is dedicated to accelerating the growth and adoption of Linux in the enterprise. Founded in 2000 and supported by a global consortium of IT industry leaders, OSDL is a non-profit organization that provides state-of the-art computing and test facilities in the United States and Japan available to developers around the world. OSDL's founding members are IBM, HP, CA, Intel, and NEC.
LinusTorvalds was employed by OSDL in early 2004 and paid to hack on the LinuxKernel full time.