"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
"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."