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Carrier Grade Linux: What you need to know [EETimes]

Aug 27, 2002 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive

In this online EE Times article, John Mehaffey (of MontaVista Software) details the use of Linux in telecom equipment designs. Mehaffey examines Open Source Development Lab's (OSDL) efforts to set standards to bring Linux into compliance for 'Carrier Grade' applications . . .

“While interest is high, acceptance of the Linux operating system (OS) in telecom equipment designs has been modest, at best. One of the main reasons for the reluctance is due to the fact that existing edition of the Linux OS are not optimized to meet the carrier-grade requirements of modern telecom carriers.”

“Now the Open Source Development Lab (OSDL) is tackling this issue head on. Through its Carrier Grade Linux Working Group (CGLWG), OSDL is drafting a set of requirements that will turn Linux into a more attractive option for telecom equipment developers. Let's take a look at the key efforts under way and the key aspects of the emerging spec that should concern communication design engineers . . . “

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