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EETimes.com: Group proposes embedded Linux standard

Apr 15, 2001, 20:30 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Charles J. Murray)

"...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."

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