LinuxDevices.com: Announcing The Embedded Debian Project

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“AMIRIX Systems (Halifax, Nova Scotia) has launched “the
Embedded Debian Project” — an effort to create a completely
open, multi-vendor embedded Linux software resource based on the
Debian GNU/Linux distribution.
The project has its own website
at www.emdebian.org.”

“Why Debian? Frank Smith, AMIRIX technical lead, says “We looked
around at what was there — including Red Hat and other popular
distributions — and determined that Debian’s GNU/Linux
distribution is structurally the most suitable to serve as the
basis for an open embedded Linux initiative.” “For example, unlike
Red Hat, which has a huge GLIBC, Debian provides far more
modularly,” continues Smith. “Debian is a developer’s
distribution,” adds Smith, “whereas Red Hat and the other
mainstream Linux distributions are more oriented toward end

“In trying to establish The Embedded Debian Project as a truly
open, vendor-neutral effort, AMIRIX will face the usual “chicken
and egg” challenge of evolving the project from a single-company
effort to a multi-vendor activity. Today, AMIRIX is the only
company name that appears on the website’s single page. Clearly,
this needs to change quickly, to counter the tendency to perceive
the “.org” as being a thinly veiled “.com” activity. To accomplish
this, AMIRIX needs to recruit partners and support from others in
the embedded market, including companies with whom it


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