"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."