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Jun 28, 2007 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — views

Embedded Linux OS and tools provider MontaVista has joined The company plans to help the independent, vendor-neutral industry group promote and maintain the PowerPC processor architecture, and said it hopes to “significantly contribute to global issues impacting open standard hardware development.” was formed in late 2004 by IBM and 15 backing companies, shortly after IBM announced “Linux-like” licensing for its variant of the PowerPC ISA (instruction set architecture). The organization an investment advisory board stocked with venture capitalists (VCs) a year later.

MontaVista has joined at the mid-tier $35,000/year sponsoring member level, entitling it to chair sub-committees, vote on committee output, and run for open board seats, among other benefits. Rival embedded Linux provider Wind River is also a sponsor-level member.

Michael Paczan, CTO of, stated, “MontaVista will help deliver software and platform-related specifications and guidelines.”

Jim Ready, CTO of MontaVista, stated, “MontaVista [has a] commitment to enhancing open standard software and hardware.”

MontaVista said has helped the PowerPC architecture achieve “the broadest, most diverse market penetration of any microprocessor today.” recently published specs for a unified IBM/Motorola PowerPC ISA, as well as a Linux system spec. The organization plans to host its first-ever developer conference later this year.

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