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Archive for April, 2000

Real-Time Application Interface (RTAI) v1.3 released

April 18, 2000

Herndon, Virginia — (press release) — The Real Time Application Interface (RTAI) development team led by Paolo Mantegazza of Dipartimento di Ingegneria Aerospaziale Politecnico di Milano (DIAPM), today announced the release of RTAI, version 1.3. In the open source spirit, this new version provides enhanced capabilities and services which simultaneously extend the ability of RTAI to meet the needs of… (more…)

QNX goes “Linux-like”

April 18, 2000

QNX Software Systems (Ottawa, ONTARIO) has unveiled an aggressive strategy to adapt to the growing presence of Linux in the embedded market. The QNX strategy lies not in working against Linux, but rather in hitching the company's fortunes to the Linux train — in a manner of speaking. (more…)

The Register: QNX to open Neutrino RTOS source?

April 17, 2000

Tony Smith, of The Register, reports that RTOS vendor QNX Software Systems is about to unveil a major strategy shift — one that strongly indicates the enormous impact Linux and open-source software are having on the embedded software market . . . (more…)

Lineo acquires ThinLinux specialist, FirePlug

April 17, 2000

Lindon, UTAH — (company press release) — Lineo, Inc., a leading developer of embedded Linux system software, today announced the intent to acquire FirePlug Computers, Inc, based in Vancouver, Canada. FirePlug is a leading developer of embedded Linux network application software solutions and also provides strong development expertise in embedded Linux tools. (more…)

Lineo acquires High Availability Linux specialist, INUP

April 17, 2000

Lindon, UTAH — (company press release) — Lineo, Inc., a leading developer of embedded Linux system software, today announced an agreement to acquire INUP, a leading provider of fault tolerant Linux-based clustering solutions for embedded devices. INUP technology targets high availability CompactPCI (cPCI) and Linux-based clusters that need hot-swapping functionality and redundancy. (more…)

Website supports open source cluster-based supercomputing

April 17, 2000

Stockholm, SWEDEN — was launched today, with the objective of hastening the proliferation of cluster-based supercomputing (i.e. Beowulf class computers) — by creating, promoting and sponsoring the Open Source development of distributions, applications, and tools comparable to those sold by traditional supercomputer vendors. (more…)

2nd Braunschweig Linux-Days features embedded Linux talks

April 15, 2000

On May 13th/14th the 2nd Braunschweig Linux-Days will take place, featuring some talks and company presentations of interest to the embedded systems community:

  • LabVIEW (Christian Gindorf, National Instruments, Germany)
  • Linux on Embedded Power PC boards (Wolfgang Denk / DENX Software Engineering, Germany)
  • The Colibree Project — uCLinux on ColdFire (Gerrit Telkamp, Oliver Kamphenkel,… (more…)

Design the ELC Logo, win an HP C500 Digital Camera

April 14, 2000

The Embedded Linux Consortium needs a creative logo to represent our vision and mission. The logo will be used on letterhead and business cards, T-shirts, signs, packaging and more. We need a crisp, uncluttered design that looks terrific and distinctive on tiny web pages (for example, on Linux-powered wireless handheld PDAs) as well as huge booth banners. (more…)

Applied Computing Conference to feature Linux talks

April 14, 2000

Linux is a growing focus of exhibitors and presenters alike — and, no doubt, the attendees — at the upcoming Applied Computing Conference & Expo (formerly the PC Developers Conference) to be held May 22-25 at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA. The event is a combo tradeshow and technical conference devoted to what Intel calls the “applied computing” market. (more…)

Maker of Linux-based home appliance secures funding

April 14, 2000

Adomo, Inc. announced today that it has successfully closed a seed funding round from Bridge Ventures Fund III in Denmark. This investment, along with prior investments, brings Adomo's total seed funding to $4 million. The funds will be used to continue development of a Linux server-based home information system that allows families to network Internet enabled devices and share important family… (more…)

Display connectivity solution for embedded Linux devices

April 14, 2000

Chicago, Comdex — Century Software unveiled HostML and ViewML, a set of XML-based host access and rendering technologies for embedded systems and devices. HostML is an Application Server that performs capture and translation of large and complex Unix and IBM application data to the XML format. (more…) Lucent prepares for high-speed wireless

April 14, 2000's John Leyden reports that Lucent Technologies has started shipping first silicon of a faster and lower power version of their ARM10 “system-on-chip” CPU core, which supports Linux . . . (more…)

Linux and the GNU Project

April 13, 2000

Many computer users run a modified version of the GNU system every day, without realizing it. Through a peculiar turn of events, the version of GNU which is widely used today is more often known as “Linux”, and many users are not aware of the extent of its connection with the GNU Project. (more…)

The GNU General Public License (GPL)

April 13, 2000

Version 2, June 1991

Copyright (C) 1989, 1991 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
59 Temple Place, Suite 330, Boston, MA 02111-1307 USA (more…)

Yellow Dog Linux now supports Synergy PowerPC SBCs

April 13, 2000

San Diego, CA — (company press release) — Synergy Microsystem, Inc., a leading manufacturer of PowerPC-based VME and CompactPCI CPU boards, announces that support for its boards is now included in Terra Soft Solutions' recently released Yellow Dog Linux Champion Server 1.2. Users of Champion Server 1.2 will find the board support package for all of Synergy's PowerPC-based single board computers (SBCs)… (more…)