"Dr. Peter Wurmsdobler and Nicholas McGuire have unveiled a plan
to launch a new Real Time Linux Consortium (RTLC) at the second
Real Time Linux Workshop being held this November in Orlando,
Florida. Here is an overview of the purpose and scope of the
proposed organization, from Dr. Wurmsdobler . . ."
"The RTL community expressed their interest in a uniform and
standardized API which they can rely on. Moreover, for most of them
and especially for industry, the existence of such an API with a
certain continuity and consistency guaranteed for a longer period,
constitutes a basic requirement and condition for the use of RTL.
The necessity to form a group that would be in charge of this task
was therefore obvious. But who . . . ?"
"Inspired by the Embedded Linux Consortium launched by Rick
Lehrbaum earlier this year, the need for a similar solution applied
to Real Time Linux became evident. Only an independent platform can
guarantee a basis for future development, as is true for so
many things on the Internet. Therefore, the creation of a Real Time
Linux Consortium was discussed with the major developers, and they
agreed. For this reason, a kick-off meeting is planned at the Real
Time Linux Workshop on 29 November (Orlando, FL) in order to form
such a group."