CNET News.com: Lineo gets set-top box software license dealJan 26, 2000, 15:43 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)
"Lineo, a developer of Linux software for computing devices smaller than PCs, has licensed its software to Elitegroup Consulting and a company called Bast for use in set-top boxes in hotels and apartments."
"The deal calls for use of Lineo's Embedix, a stripped-down version of Linux, and Embedix Browser, a Web server, the companies said. Bast, based in Sonoma, Calif., builds network-connected set-top boxes that display on televisions. Elitegroup, based in Taiwan, builds electronics components."
"Under the deal, Bast is licensed to build 50,000 set-top boxes with the Lineo software, Lineo said."