The Register: Going up - Linux for LiftsMar 14, 2000, 07:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Graham Lea)
"The Embedded Linux Consortium, formed recently as a vendor-neutral trade association is intended to provide a Linux-based alternative to Microsoft operating systems like Windows CE and embedded NT. Linus Torvalds has given ELC his blessing."
"The ELC was proposed by Rick Lehrbaum of LinuxDevices, who runs the PC/104 Consortium, and who will serve as interim chairman. More than 20 companies -- notably excluding Microsoft -- expressed their support and have pledged sufficient funds to launch ELC...."
"It appears ELC that their focus is really on reliable and efficient embedded systems, rather than Linux per se, and that in certain circumstances UNIX could be important. Maybe a better name for the organisation might be the Embedded and Real-Time Consortium, with a Linux Group within it. Such a solution could solve the problem of the ELC membership fee being a bit steep for small or one-person Linux outfits, by making it possible for them to have a lower-cost membership."