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Lineo and announce open-source project success

Apr 18, 2000 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — views

Lindon, Utah — (press release) — Lineo, Inc., a leading developer of embedded Linux system software, and, the cooperative market for open source, today announced the successful completion of their first joint open source project. Lineo utilized's reverse-auction market to select a Linux developer to integrate the htDig search engine with Kdevelop, a leading open source… development environment for Linux. Additionally, Lineo provided the majority of the funding for the Kdevelop project which is now publicly available under open source licensing.

“Kdevelop is an excellent tool. By adding some specific enhancements that our customers needed, we increased its value significantly,” said Tim Bird, Chief Technology Officer at Lineo, Inc. “ provided us a way to solicit developers with Linux expertise, allowing us to make these enhancements available to everyone under Open Source licensing.”

Bernie Thompson, founder of noted, “Companies like Lineo now have access to a worldwide talent pool of open source developers through Lineo's decision to collaboratively fund an open source enhancement is a sign that a whole new methodology for developing custom software is taking shape.”

Alexis Mikhailov, a software engineer in Cheboksary, Russia, was awarded the contract and successfully implemented Lineo's requested changes. The software is now available under the GNU project's GPL license, providing anyone full access to the source code. More information on the project is available here.

About Lineo (

Lineo, Inc., a leading developer of embedded Linux system software, develops, markets and sells embedded Linux system software and applications that provide OEMs and consumers with simple, low-cost software for interacting with the Internet via embedded devices. Lineo owns the Embedix product family including Embedix Linux, Embedix SDK and Embedix Browser.

About ( is a collaborative, reverse-auction web site enabling international consumers and developers of Open Source products to work together to fund development of innovative software solutions. is a web service of Applix, Inc.'s Linux Division.

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