"MontaVista's inaugural partner event this week attracted 400,
including many long-time embedded industry vets. Well-run and
successful, the 'Vision' event nevertheless underscored the modest
role embedded developers play in Linux development, despite an
explosion in consumer spending on Linux-based devices.
"In technology, consumer spending recently outstripped corporate
spending, noted Freescale VP Dan Cronin in the event's first
partner keynote. Yet, the 'great bulk of kernel development is done
by server companies,' noted Linux 2.6 kernel maintainer Andrew
Morton in the second keynote..."