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MontaVista touts its own Linux show

Aug 8, 2007 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — 1 views

MontaVista, one of the first and still-largest vendors of embedded Linux development tools, is conspicuously absent from this year's LinuxWorld Expo in San Francisco. However, the company has released details about its own “Vision 2007” conference in October, touting it as the “only professionally-run conference focused strictly on embedded Linux.”

Although the LinuxWorld expo floor and keynote talk series appear to have evolved into “Linux Enterprise and Virtualization World,” the LinuxWorld conference program has a heavier-than-ever focus on device development, including day-long “Developer Days” sessions from Access, Motorola, and Wind River, perhaps reflecting the conference's (or the vendors') desire to move into the “post-PC” era.

As if to answer those wondering about its absence from the event, MontaVista has issued a press release announcing further details about Vision 2007, the conference it recently announced. Not to be confused with private, invitation-only events such as LynuxWorks's long-running “Vision Summit,” Vision 2007 is clearly an attempt to publicly celebrate and broaden MontaVista's partner ecosystem.

Touted speakers and events include:

  • Andrew Morton, lead maintainer of the Linux kernel, on “The relationship between development and the use of Linux for embedded applications”
  • Christopher Hallinan, author of Embedded Linux Primer, the number one-selling book on embedded Linux, on “Debugging embedded Linux: tools and strategies”
  • Jonathan Corbet, editor of, on “The state of the kernel”
  • Dirk Hondel, CTO of Intel's Open Source Technology Center, on “Developing in open source for embedded devices”
  • Joe Rigazio, Texas Instruments general manager of DSP catalog and EEE digital signal processors, on “Driving the future of digital video”
  • Open source licensing authority Jason Wacha on “Open Source licensing review”
  • Mobilinux expert Kevin Hilman on “Dynamic power management for mobile devices”
  • A dinner performance by technical comedian Don McMillan
  • A multiplayer interactive gaming tournament powered by six Sun Ultra 20 workstations
  • A display of the 250-horsepower Intel Chopper, built by Intel and Orange County Choppers to showcase Intel embedded technology. Features “a digital dashboard, GPS navigation, wireless connectivity, fingerprint recognition for security, and digital cameras that replace rear-view mirrors,” MontaVista says

Additionally, Vision 2007 will feature tutorials and technical sessions on a range of topics, an 8GB iPhone raffle for early registrants, and more, MontaVista said. Details and registration forms can be found here.

Henry Kingman

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