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LinuxPR: Axis Communications Offers Crash-Safe File System for Embedded Devices

Apr 21, 2000, 22:46 (1 Talkback[s])

"First Open Source for Diskless Devices; Collaboration with Red Hat, Linux Community."

"Axis Communications announced today the first open source code for the Journaled Flash File System (JFFS), which allows Linux devices to store information on Flash-ROM's. This production quality filesystem, developed by Axis, is ideally suited for designing embedded systems without hard drives, such as emerging network and mobile devices, because it provides crash-safe memory and supports fast system boot-up. The source code is freely available to the open source community, released under the GNU General Public License (GPL) on the Axis Developer Web site."

"Red Hat is very excited about Axis' development of the JFFS. We believe that it will bring great value to the embedded environment," said Paul Beskeen, director of engineering, Red Hat, Inc. "As we enter into next-generation computing, the power of open source will drive the development of Internet appliances and embedded devices. Developers can take advantage of these advancements, through Red Hat's cross-platform open-source development IDE, for creating applications that are portable across a wide range of emerging computing devices."

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