"The Embedded Linux Consortium (ELC) entered a new phase of its
standardization activity today, as it launched three key new
initiatives aimed at developing specifications covering user
interfaces, real-time performance, and power management for
embedded Linux based systems and devices.
"The new standards will build on the group's initial
standard--the Embedded Linux Consortium Platform Standard
('ELCPS'), released at the end of 2002--that basically defines an
embedded-oriented subset of standard Linux. In contrast, the new
initiatives announced today mark an effort to push the ELC's focus
beyond foundational technology toward defining portions of the
system software stack that satisfy common requirements of specific
classes of embedded applications.
"According to the ELC, the ratification of the ELCPS last
December by its member companies was 'the first time broad
technical consensus had been reached on operating system technology
for embedded computing...'"