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LinuxDevices.com: What's Up with Red Hat's Embedded Strategy?

Jun 24, 2002, 09:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rick Lehrbaum)

"Earlier this week, CNET editor Stephen Shankland reported that Red Hat has discontinued development of its eCos open source embedded operating system, laying off seven of its nine-member U.K.-based eCos development team. 'That area is something we have moved on from,' said Red Hat chief operating officer Tim Buckley in a June 18 interview, according to Shankland.

"Just what 'area' is it that Red Hat has 'moved on from'?

"To gain further insight into Red Hat's current embedded market strategy, LinuxDevices.com founder Rick Lehrbaum caught up with Red Hat's Chief Technology Officer, Michael Tiemann. Asked whether Red Hat is still in the Embedded Market, Tiemann replied: 'Yes -- but our strategy is to expand the scope of Linux to encompass the embedded space...'"

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