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LinuxDevices: ELC to Standardize User Interface, Real-Time, Power Management

Jul 15, 2003, 05:30 (0 Talkback[s])

"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...'"

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