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BW: Embedded Linux Consortium Seats First Board of Directors

Jul 12, 2000, 20:54 (0 Talkback[s])

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"The Embedded Linux Consortium today announced the results of its first election for the organization's Board of Directors. The 90+ member ELC voted from a field of nearly 30 candidates, resulting in the election of six. Now installed, the Board is responsible for taking the organization to the next level as a proactive strategic initiative favoring the Linux operating system in embedded applications."

"Winners include Dr. Inder Singh, Chairman and CEO, LynuxWorks; Michael Tiemann, Chief Technology Officer, Red Hat; James Ready, CEO, MontaVista Software; Tim Bird, Chief Technology Officer, Lineo; Dan Bandera, Business Line Manager, IBM Pervasive Computing; and Greg Wright, an independent Linux community member. At the first meeting, held here following the Embedded Linux Exhibition and Conference, the Board named 45 Charter members (see the list) and began a planning cycle to determine member benefits. Officers will be elected at the Board's next meeting in about a month. Dr. Inder Singh was appointed acting Chairperson and President until the election."

"This is an historic moment because our first Board will impact the destiny of Linux like no other," said Murry Shohat, acting executive director. "Congratulations are due the winners and the membership for selecting such a distinguished group. This Board controls the gearshift, steering wheel and accelerator pedal of the embedded Linux movement. The track record of board members suggest a brisk journey forward for the ELC, and many correct destinations for the effort."

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