"Whether it's cosmic developer equilibrium or just plain fate,
the Embedded Linux Consortium (ELC) has been steadily shedding
members while the Open Source Development Labs (OSDL) has been
drawing them in.
"Following OSDL's most renowned human-resource acquisition, that
of Linux creator Linus Torvalds in June, it has added no less than
a dozen notable industry executives and companies, including
Novell, NTT and Wind River--35 in all. Meanwhile, as of press time,
the ELC had nine members, down from a peak of more than 100.
"Like the ELC's original intention in the embedded world, OSDL's
mission is to accelerate the adoption of Linux in the enterprise.
It is doing so by attracting key companies in major markets where
Linux has gained traction, and getting everyone to agree on how
best to advance Linux and develop applications so that no one has
to reinvent the wheel..."