"...Middleware providers heartily supported the proposal. "From
our perspective, its very difficult to target a plethora of
applications," said Dan Bandera, ELC vice chairman and device
software product manager for IBM Corp. "The approach ELC is taking
makes a lot of sense."
"Board member companies represented at the meeting included IBM,
LynuxWorks, Lineo, MontaVista Software and Red Hat."
"Dissenters at the meeting expressed concern that the ELC
standard wouldn't benefit the broader Linux community as a whole.
"This proposal . . . seems to smack of an attempt to produce an
embedded Linux cartel," said Kevin Dankwardt, president of K
Computing (Mountain View, Calif.). "An attempt to define a standard
merely on an API will be fairly useless except for marketing value
to a few select vendors."