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Archive for January, 2002

Ximian eases open source license for Mono Project [ZDNet]

January 28, 2002

CNET News.com's Stephen Shankland reports on Ximian's decision to change the license of Mono, the project to provide an open source alternative to Microsoft's .NET. Ximian, observes Shankland, appears to have made a philosophical shift, in moving from the GNU GPL to the less-restrictive MIT X11 open source license. Shankland writes . . . (more…)

New Linux-based DTV reference platform

January 28, 2002

Mountain View, CA — (press release excerpt) — TeraLogic, Inc. today announced the Cougar-L Linux Digital TV Platform, which is based on TeraLogic's TL851 Universal Decoder and TL811 “Gateway” PVR Controller chips. With Cougar-L, TeraLogic broadens the operating system options of its Cougar Platform, the most successful DTV platform ever launched, to include Linux. (more…)

Borland announces Linux-based C++ RAD tools strategy

January 28, 2002

New York; LinuxWorld — (press release excerpt) — Borland Software Corporation today unveiled its strategy to extend rapid application development (RAD) to the C++ language in 2002. Analyst firm IDC estimates there are more than 2.6 million C++ developers, making C++ the world's most widely used development language. (more…)

Ximian changes Mono Project from GPL to MIT X11 licensing model

January 28, 2002

Boston, MA — (press release excerpt) — Ximian Inc. today announced a change in licensing by the Mono Project. With this change, the class libraries produced by Mono, an open source community initiative to deliver a Linux and UNIX compatible version of the Microsoft .NET development framework, will be released under the X11 software license, rather than the GNU General Public License (GPL). (more…)

OSDL to announce “Carrier Grade Linux” activity

January 25, 2002

The Open Source Development Lab (OSDL) is holding a press conference at LinuxWorld in New York, next week. The lab issued a brief news advisory indicating that it will announce “new members and significant new activity in support of Carrier Grade and Data Center Linux”, and will be held at 11:00 a.m. (more…)

Maker of C/C++ code testing tool adds Linux support

January 25, 2002

Monrovia, CA — (press release excerpt) — ParaSoft, a provider of error-prevention software tools, announced the release of C++Test v2.0, their automatic unit testing tool for C and C++ developers. C++Test assists developers in building reliable software by automating the difficult, tedious, and time-consuming unit testing process. (more…)

First “desktop-friendly” NetBSD boxed set to debut at LinuxWorld

January 25, 2002

As if the Desktop Linux Revolution weren't enough, Wasabi Systems, Inc. (NY, NY) will unveil what is being described as the “first commercial NetBSD boxed set” at LinuxWorld next week. Wasabi's new product is called the NetBSD 1.5.2 Package Release for Desktops, and “comes ready to install, in a nice friendly box complete with CDs and a manual,” said Wasabi founder and CEO Perry Metzger. (more…)

IBM debuts “first-of-its-kind Linux-only mainframe”

January 25, 2002

Armonk, NY — (press release excerpt) — IBM today announced plans to deliver two new dedicated Linux servers, including a first-of-its-kind Linux only mainframe that requires no traditional mainframe operating system experience, built from the ground up for consolidating 10, 20 or even hundreds of Sun and Intel servers. (more…)

Update to Linux-based “Cool devices” Quick Reference Guide

January 24, 2002

LinuxDevices.com is pleased to announce an update to our highly popular Embedded Linux “Cool Devices” Quick Reference Guide. The guide provides a continually updated catalog of end products in which Linux serves as the embedded operating system, including webpads, cell phones, set-top boxes, Internet appliances, entertainment appliances, and “other” intelligent devices (including some *really* interesting… (more…)

New uClinux release keeps pace with latest Linux kernel

January 24, 2002

Salt Lake City, UT — (press release excerpt) — SnapGear Inc. has released a new update of the uClinux kernel based upon the recent Linux 2.4.17 kernel. The update keeps uClinux in sync with current Linux kernel development and brings with it increased device support, mature TCP/IP stack and the new ext3 journaling filesystem support which can play a crucial part in helping embedded systems boot faster… (more…)

Real-time Linux extension RTAI 24.1.8 released

January 24, 2002

The RTAI team has released a new version of the popular real-time extension to the Linux kernel. From the announcement by Paolo Mantegazza . . . (more…)

Lineo contributes MIPS port to RTAI real-time Linux add-on

January 24, 2002

Salt Lake City, UT — (press release excerpt) — Lineo, Inc. today announced a port to the Real-Time Application Interface (RTAI) to address the MIPS family of processors. Embedded developers working with MIPS-based systems are now able to support microsecond critical real-time tasks, such as those found within the communications, control, networking, automotive and military fields. (more…)

Start-up: Embedded Linux still has life [CNET]

January 23, 2002

By Stephen Shankland; Staff Writer, CNET News.com . . .

The hype that spawned several Linux start-ups has vanished, but a pioneer in operating systems for computing devices other than PCs still has faith that Linux is the foundation for success.

MontaVista Software has raised $28 million from earlier investors and from new… (more…)

ELC Volunteer Opportunity: LinuxWorld NY

January 23, 2002

ELC Executive Director Murry Shohat writes . . .

Dear Members and Friends —

The Embedded Linux Consortium needs a few volunteers to assist with booth duty next week at LinuxWorld Expo New York. (more…)

Linux-HA project status report for January 2002

January 23, 2002

Alan Robertson has issued the January, 2002 report on the status of the Linux-HA project. Among the key accomplishments are the establishment of the website opencf.org for the Open Clustering Framework standards effort, and the release of a new beta version of heartbeat. (more…)