"Lucent Technologies and Vita Nuova, a network operating systems
software provider, today announced that Vita Nuova has obtained
the exclusive, global rights to the Inferno Operating System from
Lucent Technologies' Bell Labs. Effective immediately, Vita Nuova
is making the Inferno source code available to subscribers under
inexpensive, commercial license terms."
"Lucent Technologies' New Ventures Group and United Kingdom
investor SEDS Limited have invested in Vita Nuova to develop and
market Inferno. The exact amount was not disclosed. Vita Nuova
becomes the 20th venture announced by Lucent's New Ventures
"Designed for use with network devices and Internet appliances,
Inferno offers a complete solution that can run native or hosted;
is ideal for resource constrained environments; is highly
scaleable; and employs a C-like programming language that is
concurrent, safe, and enables dynamic loading of modules. With
Inferno, developing distributed applications and integrating with
legacy systems is radically simplified through a revolutionary
approach whereby all resources on a network are represented as
files and accessed with basic file operations (open, close, read,
write) familiar to any programmer."
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