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LinuxPR: The Open Group launches Real-time and Embedded Systems Forum

Aug 04, 2000, 11:44 (0 Talkback[s])

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"The Open Group today announced the launch of the Real-time and Embedded Systems Forum. The Forum will leverage The Open Group's diverse membership to bring together leading vendors with corporate and government customers. This will advance standards development based on real product solutions. It will establish test tools for suppliers to use to establish confidence that their products conform, and an independent certification program that delivers guaranteed conformance to the buyer."

"The Real-time and Embedded Systems Forum has been formed to complement existing standards by packaging them into coherent sets, and developing test suites and a certification program to assure conformance" said Allen Brown, President and CEO of The Open Group. "This will be the first conformance guarantee ever offered to a real-time and embedded systems buyer."

"The Forum will work with industry groups as an impartial standards integrator to review existing specifications and requirements in order to avoid duplication and redundancy of effort. Liaisons have been established with IEEE Portable Applications Software Committee, the Society of Automotive Engineers, Inc., The Object Management Group, the Uniform Driver Interface Project, and the National Committee for Information Technology Standards Technical Committee for Real-time Standards (R1)."

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