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Automotive manufacturers gear up for open source push

Currently, approximately 95 per cent of the software components needed to comply with the group’s specifications are based on upstream open source projects. The remaining percentage is made up of in-house components that include proprietary components in places. According to the announcement, Genivi is now looking to replace these parts with open source components developed in newly created upstream projects. The Linux Foundation will provide hosting for the four projects; these comprise an audio framework, a logging component, a startup and shutdown manager for embedded applications, and, a service that unifies other running applications for displaying the resulting information on the car’s displays.