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LinuxDevices.com: The Birth of the Embedded Linux Consortium

Apr 04, 2000, 23:19 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rick Lehrbaum)

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"The ELC's activities are likely to be along two main threads: technical, and promotional. It's likely (though not required) that the Individual Members will be mostly focused on technical activities, whereas promotional and marketing activities will probably be more of a concern of the Corporate Members (and, appropriately, primarily funded by them)."

"On the promotional side, I expect we'll have a marketing task force concerned with evangelizing Embedded Linux. Likely are website, PR, tradeshows, collateral materials, and membership growth."

"The technical role of the ELC is less clear than the evangelical role, in light of the enormous success the existing open-source development process has had in bringing Linux (and its related technologies) to where they are today. Nonetheless, it is certainly possible that technical committees or special interest groups will coalesce around issues of interest to multiple ELC members. Whether these translate into standards activities remains to be seen. In any case, the existing Linux and open-source development process must be supported, not circumvented or undermined!"

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