LinuxDevices: The ELC is Dead; Long Live the OSDL

“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…'”