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AllLinuxDevices: Unified Embedded Platform Specification Established by Embedded Linux Consortium

Apr 10, 2001, 11:43 (0 Talkback[s])

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"The Board of the Embedded Linux Consortium (ELC) announced today that it would unveil a single unified specification for an embedded Linux platform to its 124 member companies. This specification, and its associated test suite, will provide a rallying point for the embedded Linux industry and avoid possible fragmentation in this fast moving market."

"Prompted by the collective interests of the ELC Board acting on behalf of a proactive membership, this move is a first because it presents the industry with a unifying platform for pervasive computing devices at an exceptionally early moment. As such, an embedded Linux platform would constitute a viable, durable and exceptionally competitive choice for any company considering investment in today's legacy alternatives."

"The ELC Board announced that it plans to endorse a unified specification (ELC Platform Specification), which will reference existing specifications such as the POSIX 1003.13 PSE 52 and PSE 53, the Single UNIX Specification, and the Linux Standard Base."

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