LinuxPR: Industry Leaders Launch Embedded Linux Consortium

Nearly 50 companies attend organizing meeting, create
formation committee, appoint interim leadership, provide initial

“Responding to the rising tide of interest in using the Linux
operating system in embedded applications, representatives from
dozens of embedded technology firms today announced formation of
the Embedded Linux Consortium, or ELC, a vendor-neutral trade
association dedicated to the advancement of Linux-based solutions
in embedded applications. Today’s announcement resulted from an
organizational meeting held at the Embedded Systems Conference in
Chicago, March 1, by representatives from nearly 50 companies.”

“The group established a formation committee, appointed interim
leadership and adopted an aggressive timetable for formally
instituting the ELC as a highly proactive embedded Linux advocacy
organization. Funds for the ELC’s operation will be based on a
schedule of annual dues, which will be developed in the next 30
days. At the meeting, over $100,000 was pledged towards initial
funding. Rick Lehrbaum was named interim chairman and Murry Shohat
was appointed interim executive director. Lehrbaum is known for his
work in establishing the PC/104 Consortium. Shohat is a marketing
consultant with extensive trade association experience.”