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internetnews.com: Consumer Electronics Giants Form Linux Forum

Jul 01, 2003, 20:00 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Thor Olavsrud)

"Building on an alliance established in December to collaborate on the development of open source operating system Linux for digital consumer electronics, partners Sony and Matsushita Electric Industrial (Panasonic) Tuesday brought together six other firms to create the CE Linux Forum (CELF).

"Sony and Matsushita, together with NEC, Royal Philips Electronics, Samsung, Sharp and Toshiba envision CELF as a platform for discussing and formalizing the requirements for extensions to a Linux platform geared to consumer electronics (CE) devices like cell phones, PDAs, set-top boxes, Internet radios, residential gateways, automotive telematics, even Karaoke machines and other audio/visual devices.

"IBM, which over the past few years has turned itself into a champion of enterprise Linux, is also falling behind the effort. CELF said IBM is pursuing membership and plans to be an active participant in the forum..."

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