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ZDNet UK: Linux Considered for GPS Rival

Feb 06, 2004, 16:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andrew Donoghue)

"Infrastructure for the European rival to the US military Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) system could include systems based around open-source software, including Linux, according to one of the project's main contractors.

"In an exclusive interview with ZDNet UK, Pat Norris, UK business development manager for Logica CMG's Space and Defence Division, said that he wouldn't rule out using open-source software in certain systems as part of the integrator's £5.2m contract with the European Space Agency (ESA) to build ground facilities for the Galileo navigation satellite programme..."

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