|| ||Jean-Paul Smets <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|| ||[PR] OpenBrick Introduces Umigumi: The Instant Appliance Setup Program|
|| ||Thu, 23 Jan 2003 00:45:31 +0100 (CET)|
OpenBrick Introduces Umigumi: The Instant Appliance Setup Program
For Immediate Release
2003/01/22 - The OpenBrick Community introduces a new Open Source /
Free Software: Umigumi. With the aim of leveraging Flash Memory
technologies such as Compact Flash or USB Stick, Umigumi allows to
reconfigure any embedded platforms or even a standard PC in just a few
seconds and to change them into an appliance: router, firewall, VPN,
OGG player, print server, thin client, etc. Umigumi has been designed
for the OpenBrick platforms by the OpenBrick community. Umigumi can
easily be extended to support any embedded hardware platforms running
Open Source operating systems like GNU/Linux and FreeBSD/OpenBSD. It
is expected to become a standard for easy flash memory installers and
for Linux based appliances.
For Jean-Paul Smets, CEO of Nexedi, European distributor of the
OpenBrick platform, "Umigumi was initially developped to solve our
customers needs with the OpenBrick. Some of our customers want a basic
firewall fitting in just a few megabytes. Other customers, want to
install a minimal multimedia Mandrake system in a 64 MB card to play
OGG audio files. Most custommers want to try all the options,
including setting up their OpenBrick from a Windows or Mac desktop PC.
This is why we created Umigumi. Basically, it creates a Compact Flash
card with bootable code. Once the card is inserted in the OpenBrick,
the OpenBrick gets automatically reconfigured. Umigumi turns the
OpenBrick into a chameleon appliance."
Bao Ha, President of Hacom adds "Umigumi allows the OpenBrick to
change its identity or to acquire additional capabilities. For
example, the Embedded Linux Consortium Platform Specification (ELCPS)
specifies three system environments: Minimal, Intermediate, and Full.
Umigumi can be used to change the OpenBrick's environment, i.e from
Intermediate to Full environment in the field. It can also be used to
acquire future Linux system functionalities, like real-time. However,
the most exiting news about Umigumi is its future extensions. Umigumi
will support additional embedded platforms based on other CPU
architectures, including Motorola 68K, Sun Sparc, PowerPC,
StrongARM/Xscale, Mips/Mipsel, and Hitachi Super-H"
Jean-Paul Smets adds "We hope Umigumi will be also used to install USB
Flash cards on standard PCs. We think that Umigumi has many
applications besides the OpenBrick platform. We also think it provides
a path to accelerate the diffusion of innovative software solutions
based on GNU/Linux and Free Software to a much broader audience".
Umigumi can be downloaded on the umigumi.org web site.
Permanent URL for this Press Release
Jean-Paul Smets - +33 (0) 6 62 05 76 14 - email@example.com
Bao Ha - +1 (310) 675-8221 - firstname.lastname@example.org
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