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Inter@ctive Week: 30-second Interview: Michael Tiemann

Feb 19, 2000, 19:41 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Charles Babcock)

"Michael Tiemann, founder and chief technical officer of Cyg nus Solutions, became CTO at Linux distributor Red Hat ( when it bought Cygnus in December 1999. Tiemann got his start in open source code by writing the first Gnu native C++ compiler. He spoke with Senior Writer Charles Babcock.

You've said Linux is a mobile device operating system (OS).

We demoed a 355-kilobyte version last September. Now it's amazing how often embedded Linux is springing up in devices.

What does Linux bring to the embedded OS party?

Using Linux gets you to a level of integration services that can work across the enterprise."

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