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EETimes: Ericsson partners with Red Hat

Aug 03, 2000, 20:44 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Junko Yoshida)

"Ericsson has selected Red Hat Inc. as a strategic partner to develop a range of non-PC home communication products. Ericsson hopes the move will help it expand beyond cell phone handsets into a larger consumer-electronics market such as home basestations and Web phones."

"The agreement marks the first time that a major communications systems company has tapped Red Hat's embedded Linux and associated open source technologies."

"Under the agreement, Red Hat will provide embedded Red Hat Linux to drive the upcoming Ericsson-designed Web Pads or Web Phones as well as home basestations designed to function as home gateway units or home servers."

"Red Hat will also help Ericsson integrate Java into such home communication platforms. Further, the leading Linux provider is expected to play a key role in establishing a community of open-source and third-party developers to write applications for Ericsson's new platform."

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