|| ||"Dan Sorensen" <dans-AT-connectpr.com>|
|| ||MontaVista introduces Meld embedded Linux community|
|| ||Tue, 03 Mar 2009 12:08:37 -0500|
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Connect Public Relations
MontaVista Unveils Meld Embedded Linux Community
New community enables device developers to connect and share information on embedded Linux
development to speed design of commercial products
Nuremberg, Germany Embedded World (Booth 10-305) March 3, 2009 MontaVista® Software, Inc.,
the leader in embedded Linux® commercialization today announced Meld, a new community for
developers of embedded Linux devices. Meld provides a forum for developers of all skill levels to
connect and share information, ideas, and software around embedded Linux designs, accelerating
their development efforts and delivery of commercial products.
"Linux is based on the idea of sharing knowledge, and there are strong underpinnings of this
throughout the Linux community, yet there isn't a place for embedded Linux developers to go to
collaborate and experience that sense of community," said Joerg Bertholdt, Vice President of
Marketing at MontaVista Software. "Now, through Meld we want all embedded Linux device developers
to come together to share their knowledge, collaborate with one another, and speed the design of
innovative, commercial solutions running on embedded Linux. A strong community benefits all of its
members and we believe this forum will allow Linux to grow and prosper in embedded devices."
"The Meld community will offer embedded Linux engineers a compelling connected environment to find
and share valuable information, engineering experiences, and collaborate on best practices," said
Chris Rommel, Analyst in VDC's Embedded Software and Tools Practice. "Moreover, VDC expects that the
embedded Linux development community should be particularly receptive to this new forum, especially
given the increasing interest in Linux device development and the prominent position of online
social networking in today's society."
Developing embedded Linux systems is a complex process. Challenges facing the embedded device
* Finding the right information among different resources such as the internet, peers, and manuals.
* Determining if the information they do have is credible and complete.
* Finding someone with the expertise and willingness to understand, and help solve embedded Linux
Meld addresses these challenges by bringing embedded Linux developers together in an online
community. In Meld developers can:
* Participate in discussions groups to collaborate on difficult design problems, sharing their
* Use Meld? People Map to find others who share similar interests in architectures, host OS, and
* Identify subject matter experts and leverage their knowledge and experience to solve their own
Sponsored by MontaVista, Meld is a non-commercial community open to any embedded Linux developer
who wants to participate. There are a number of different open source communities in existence
today, but they focus on specific projects or technologies. The goal of Meld is to help the
embedded Linux developer deliver better commercial embedded Linux products to market faster and
more efficiently through the sharing and exchange of information within the community. Meld has
been in beta use since late January, and is available today for anyone to join. We invite anyone
with an interest in embedded Linux development to come Meld with us at http://meld.mvista.com
About MontaVista Software
MontaVista Software, Inc. is the leader in embedded Linux commercialization. For over 10 years,
MontaVista has been helping embedded developers get the most out of open source by adding
commercial quality, integration, hardware enablement, expert support, and the resources of the
MontaVista development community. Because MontaVista customers enjoy faster time to market, more
competitive device functionality, and lower total cost, more devices have been deployed with
MontaVista than with any other Linux. To learn more, please visit www.mvista.com
Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States and other countries.
MontaVista is a registered trademark of MontaVista Software, Inc. All other names mentioned are
trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks of their respective owners.
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