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CNET News: Wind River Warms to Open-Source Groups

Dec 01, 2003, 14:00 (1 Talkback[s])


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"Wind River Systems, an operating system specialist that decided to embrace Linux rather than fight it, announced Monday that it has joined two prominent open-source groups.

"The Alameda, Calif.-based company joined the Open Source Development Labs (OSDL), which develops and promotes Linux, and the Eclipse Consortium, an open-source project launched by IBM to develop better programming tools.

"Joining the groups, which each work on software that directly competes with products from Wind River, shows the extent of the company's commitment to Linux. Until October, when Wind River released programming tools for Linux, the company shunned Linux in favor of its proprietary VxWorks operating system used in 'embedded' computing devices such as nerve gas detectors and wind turbines..."

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