Heise Online: Airbus is Banking on Open Source
Dec 24, 2006, 17:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Robert W. Smith)
"The development of vital computer systems to be used and
maintained for decades in aerospace and automobile construction is
preconditioned on development tools the specifications of which
elude most classical software products. Therefore a consortium of
companies centered on the aircraft manufacturer Airbus has decided
to make sure--by launching a project dubbed TOPCASED (Toolkit in
Open source for Critical Applications & Systems
Development)--that it gets its hands on such tools.
"'The object is to obtain a collection of tools that covers the
whole development process from system specification to the
implementation of hard- and software,' the Airbus manager
Gérard Ladier explained..."