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LinuxPlanet: Wind River Changes Course Towards Linux

Feb 23, 2004, 22:45 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jacqueline Emigh)

"Once seen as a staunch holdout against Linux, embedded toolsmaker Wind River has made a number of moves in the opposite direction during recent months.

"Just today, the Alameda, Calif.-based company announced it is teaming up with Linux distributor Red Hat in order to develop Red Hat Embedded Linux for the device software optimization market. The deal with the Raleigh, N.C.-based Red Hat means its enterprise version of Linux will be the foundation of Wind River Linux-based Platforms and will be integrated with Wind River's own tools, middleware and services, the companies said.

"So why--after a history of moves away from open source--the change in strategy? Demand for Linux from some of the company's customers, starting with the telecom market, according to Dave Fraser, Wind River's senior VP of products..."

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