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WELCOME TO THE LINUXDEVICES.COM EMBEDDED LINUX NEWSLETTER
August 15, 2002
by Rick Lehrbaum -- Executive Editor, LinuxDevices.com
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EMBEDDED LINUX PLATFORM SPEC ACHIEVES 'STRAWMAN' PHASE
Meeting nine times since kickoff in March, the Embedded Linux
Consortium's Core Platform Working Group has achieved consensus on
a strawman specification. The document will soon circulate for
comment among member companies under the organization's
intellectual property rules. This cycle will enable the group to
build a completed core platform specification for the global
embedded Linux community by year's end. A difficult but worthy
goal, the Core Platform is expected to bring order to the market by
reducing concerns and silencing competitive disinformation about
operating system fragmentation and support.
LINUXWORLD 2002 SAN FRANCISCO SPECIAL REPORT
This week's annual San Francisco LinuxWorld extravaganza inspired
the customary agglomeration of announcements of Linux-related
products, technologies, strategies, relationships, and
accomplishments. Building on the growing trend of major software
and systems companies jumping on the Linux bandwagon, both Sun
Microsystems and Oracle added their voices to the Linux chorus --
with both Sun's McNealy and Oracle's Ellison delivering rousing
LinuxWorld keynotes. (Recent LinuxWorlds witnessed strong Linux
endorsements from computing world powerhouses IBM, HP, Motorola,
Intel, AMD, Sharp, and others.) This year, even Microsoft
apparently felt a need to get in on the action (though not as a
Linux backer), which they accomplished via a small (10 x 20 ft.)
booth where seven Microsoft staffers sported tee shirts bearing the
slogan "Flexibility, Community, Interoperability" and interacted
with hoards of Linux enthusiasts.
Here are some selected news items and announcements from LinuxWorld
2002 San Francisco . . .
* Korean research institute unveils embedded Linux technologies
* IBM unveils 'ultra-low power' PowerPC SOC (running Linux)
* Sharp Zaurus on sale for $299 at LinuxWorld
* OSDL achieves Carrier Grade Linux project milestones
* Three Linux distributions become LSB certified
* InHand adds Linux support to handheld device reference platforms
* EDC to preview new Linux developer study at LinuxWorld
* New Linux kernel debugger does its business 'patchlessly'
* Qt upgrade boasts 'hundreds of enhancements and features'
* Red Hat's 'Advanced Server' to wield AMD's x86-64 Hammer
* Next-gen set-top 'Mood' Box previewed at LinuxWorld
* Microsoft and free software at same show?
* Big computing flexes Linux muscle
* Open-source fans seek legislative backing
_______ * * * OTHER NOTEWORTHY NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS * * * ________
Here are some additional news items and announcements of interest
from the past week . . .
* Trolltech releases Qtopia developer roadmap
* Crusoe TM5800 development kit now available
* ADSL Ethernet chipset comes with Linux-based software stack
* New 'IP security processor' features Linux support
* uClibc 0.9.13 and 0.9.14 releases and other news
* Telco-grade ADSL broadband solution supports Linux and FreeBSD
* SDK improves Linux 'sense of touch'
* Free Standards Group launches standardized printing project
* LinuxWorld New York 2003 Call for Papers announced
* Developer survey reports spike in JVM adoption
* Opera, IBM team to build browser for shouting at
* RAID-1, Part 1 [Linux Journal]
* Bring on the WiFi Radios [LinuxJournal]
* Linux kernel makes Xbox appearance
* Linux in the palm of your hand
* Thinsoft 'connects' Windows and Linux on the Zaurus
* Zowie! Zaurus! [Network World]
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