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OSDL releases Carrier Grade Linux docs, launches developer website

Jun 28, 2002 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — views

Beaverton, OR, –(press release excerpt) — Delivering on its Carrier Grade Linux (CGL) roadmap, the Open Source Development Lab (OSDL) today announced that a number of milestones have been achieved, providing materials that are now available for input from the Open Source development community. Located on OSDL's website are the Carrier Grade Technical Scope White Paper, the Linux Requirements Definition V0.5, and the Validation Framework V0.5. Interested parties are encouraged to view and participate in CGL development through a new OSDL developer site, which OSDL has launched specifically for developers creating CGL.

“Opening is an important step in the development of Carrier Grade Linux, as it signifies the start of the development effort in earnest and in the open,” said Mika Kukkonen, OSDL CGL Roadmap Coordinator. “It is important because the technology platform also will greatly assist with automating the processes of building, testing, and bug tracking Carrier Grade Linux.”

The Technical Scope White Paper addresses the overall scope of the CGL Working Group's effort, including the market, target application areas, specific technical issues to be addressed, and standards compliance.

The CGL Requirements Definition V0.5 is an evolving document that will help to define the CGL platform requirements. This first version primarily describes the need for functionality, hardening, and conformance to standards. Future versions of the Requirements Definition will expand to include additional requirement areas, such as security.

The CGL Validation Framework V0.5 provides the overall structure for creating and executing validation suites that will test for compliance with forthcoming OSDL Carrier Grade Linux specifications. This initial version also describes the organization of the V1.0 document scheduled for release this summer.

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