The Register: Japanese CE giants to create own LinuxJul 13, 2000, 11:59 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tony Smith)
"...Yet the consortium does want its operating system to be the OS of choice: "We are trying to get together to create a process so that a de facto standard will emerge," said John Cheuck, the group's vice chairman."
"The reconcilliation between these two perspectives is that the new OS will simply become the standard version of Linux used by members, as opposed to the standard OS, period. Even Cheuck admitted that more than one standard will exist in the market."
"In short, Bill Gates isn't going to lose much sleep over this. And while it's broadly good news for the Linux world, as an embedded OS the consortium's code is unlikely to have much of a public profile when it's finally used in devices, unless the consortium promotes it as a platform, like Microsoft does with CE. That's possible, but given the apparent reticence of the participants to back the project fully - ie. by declaring it their prime OS - unlikely.