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LinuxDevices: MontaVista Tool Creates, Certifies Embedded Linux BSPs

Mar 31, 2004, 11:30 (0 Talkback[s])

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"MontaVista is launching an initiative to help hardware vendors create and 'self-certify' their own board support packages (BSPs) for MontaVista's embedded Linux distributions. The initiative revolves around a tool, expected within 90 days, that can test, verify, package, and certify BSPs that MontaVista will support according to the same terms it offers on internally created BSPs -- or 'LSPs' (Linux Support Packages), in MontaVista lingo.

"MontaVista hopes its Board Support Tool (BST) and LSP Certification Program--the first of its kind in the embedded Linux industry, it says--will enable hardware vendors to better meet high demand for boards that support embedded Linux well, while leveraging the 'strong MontaVista brand,' the company's commercial support services, and third-party software for MontaVista Linux..."

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