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LinuxDevices.com: ELC paves way for Embedded Linux platform specification

Feb 22, 2002, 19:25 (0 Talkback[s])
Following months of intense consultations, the Board of Directors of the Embedded Linux Consortium (ELC) voted to adopt an Intellectual Property Agreement (IPA) that lays the groundwork for building a unified embedded Linux platform specification. Details will be available and working groups chartered at the March 12 ELC Business/Technical meeting, being held in conjunction with the Embedded Systems Conference 2002 (ESC2002) in San Francisco.

The ELC Board consists of representatives from leading Linux companies including IBM, LynuxWorks, MontaVista Software, Red Hat, Samsung Electronics, and FSM Labs. IPA ratification and execution ensures that the treatment of intellectual property by contributing ELC members is well understood by all as the organization moves forward to establish an embedded Linux platform specification that fosters interoperability, prevents fragmentation and delivers a more compelling business argument than either proprietary or in-house solutions.

"The IPA is a watershed event," said ELC Chairman and CEO of LynuxWorks, Dr. Inder Singh. "The ELC can now expand its activities into a crucial new area that the membership has been asking for: defining specifications for an open, multivendor embedded platform for the fragmented embedded market."

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