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TechWeb: Automakers Accelerating Open-Source Systems

Jan 26, 2001, 19:50 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Charles J. Murray)

"The tightly-locked doors of the auto industry opened a crack in recent weeks, as automakers and their suppliers began examining the possibility of using open-source software."

"A number of major companies, including DaimlerChrysler, Delphi Delco Automotive Systems, and Visteon Corp., announced they will use Linux or other open-source operating systems in selected electronic products."

"The automotive industry's growing use of such software comes at a time when the manufacturing world in general has begun to take more serious notice of the upstart Linux OS."

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