"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