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Intel outlines open source development projects

Apr 04, 2012, 12:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Iain Thomson)

"He outlined current progress on a couple of projects that Intel and the Linux community are currently developing. The first, delightfully named Connman, is currently three years in development and manages internet connections, primarily for embedded devices. Sousou said the technology is currently in use in the mobile, automotive, and robotics industries, and is a good example of how the open source community can do things that commercial vendors can't or won't.

"'We needed a very small connection manager that doesn't impose a user interface, not derived from a PC or desktop systems, that we could use with embedded and mobile systems,' he explained. 'We didn't find anything that existed that was suitable, and outside Connman that's true even today.'

"Intel is also working on the Yocto meta-project ? another good cause with a silly name ? that aims to build embedded Linux systems across a wide variety of platforms. Sousou said that Intel is investing heavily in Yocto, even though that means helping to develop systems for hardware from competitors such as AMD."

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