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BW: Cygnus' Open Source eCos Marked by Rapid Adoption in the Embedded Market

Sep 28, 1999, 15:06 (0 Talkback[s])

"Cygnus Solutions, the leader in open source software, announced today increased availability of eCos(TM) (Embedded Cygnus Operating System), the only open source, royalty-free RTOS (Real Time Operating System) that is tightly integrated with industry-standard, commercially supported GNUPro(R) tools."

"Cygnus also announced, in a separate release yesterday, the EL/IX(TM) Application Programming Interface (API) that enables applications and middleware to migrate between embedded Linux and eCos as product requirements warrant."

"The industry response to eCos and its royalty-free, open source development model has been tremendous. Since its launch ten brief months ago, eCos has been downloaded more than 15,000 times from the eCos Sourceware web site, and grown from supporting just three architectures and processors to seven architectures and more than 25 platforms," said Tom Barton, senior vice president, Cygnus Solutions."

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