"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
"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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