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Linux Journal: Linux for Suits: Grass Roots vs. Giant Roars

Nov 30, 2004, 22:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"In January 2003, after a big PR buildup that included coverage in Reuters and USA Today, Kunitake Ando, president and CEO of Sony, announced in a keynote to the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) that his company and Matshushita would lead the rest of the industry's giants into a future of 'always on' and interactive devices running a new Linux distro.

"That following July, Linux Devices wrote, 'What began as a small but powerful call for an embedded Linux collaboration among Japanese consumer electronics (CE) manufacturers last December turned into a roar today, as eight consumer electronics powerhouses proclaimed the establishment of the CE Linux Forum (CELF)...'"

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