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LinuxDevices: 1st Multivendor Embedded Linux Standard Nears Release

Nov 21, 2002, 01:00 (0 Talkback[s])

"The Embedded Linux Consortium's board of directors has started the clock on final review of version 1.0 of the ELC Platform Specification, according to an announcement sent to the ELC's members. The draft spec was completed by the platform spec working group in late October, triggering a 45-day review period that will culminate in a vote cycle authorizing public distribution of the world's first Embedded Linux standard.

"'If all goes as planned, an API-centric standard (V1.0) for the construction of embedded Linux platforms will be in public hands before year's end,' said Shohat.

"The international group is employing an API-centric approach to standardization of a Linux computing platform specifically for embedded applications. The core platform will initially cover basic OS services that must be supported in any compliant embedded Linux system..."

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