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LinuxDevices: The ELC is Dead; Long Live the OSDL

Sep 09, 2005, 16:00 (0 Talkback[s])


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"The Embedded Linux Consortium (ELC) filed dissolution papers with the state of California yesterday, ending a five year run promoting embedded Linux and developing standards for it. The ELC's primary piece of intellectual property--the ELC Platform Specification--has been transferred to the OSDL (Open Source Development Labs), which could move the standard forward, given sufficient member interest.

"The ELC kicked off in March of 2000, at the Embedded Systems Conference in Chicago, where according to Murry Shohat, cofounder and executive director, 85 industry executives and managers 'formed a loud and vocal chorus of people who wanted traction for Linux. We left that building with a strong mission to promote and publicize Linux as an embedded operating system...'"

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