Archive For November, 2006

27 articles

DSDP Press Coverage

By Doug Gaff A quick update to my previous post on the recent DSDP project releases. Following is a list of the various media outlets that covered the news, as well as a few that mention DSDP as part of the Eclipse 5th birthday. Continue Reading ››

Services and Support Become the Killer Linux Apps

By John Bruggeman Yet another foreign government organization announced their intent to dump Windows for Linux and open source. Starting in mid-2007, the French parliament will equip the PCs in their deputies’ offices with a Linux operating system and open-source productivity software. This announcement follows a September update from the city of Munich on the progress of its Linux project…

VxWorks 6.4 POSIX PSE52 Conformance Certification

By Paul Parkinson In the post 'Great News for POSIX', Alex Wilson commented on the announcement that VxWorks has becomes the first operating system to achieve certified conformance to POSIX PSE52 Realtime Controller 1003.13 standard. Alex has also discussed the different POSIX profiles here. I was thinking about what this announcement means for developers? I have to confess that it's…

BARCO’s MOSArt

By Alex Wilson Another great piece of news! I was really pleased to see the announcement on BARCO's use of our VxWorks 653 operating system in their MOSArt system. I remember many years ago when BARCO decided to embark on the MOSArt project and they chose  Green Hills over us, if I recall correctly because at the time we had…

Linux fit for Defense

By Paul Parkinson In an earlier blog, I commented on the potential use of Linux in Aerospace & Defense, but I didn't provide any background information to support my assertion that people seem to either love or hate Linux, and that often their views are formed from emotive arguments and prejudice rather than rational fact-based discussions. Last week, Paul Tingey…

Great news for POSIX

By Alex Wilson If you didn't see the Press announcement, we have just completed our conformance testing of VxWorks to POSIX 1003.13 PSE52 with The Open Group  [IEEE Conformance Web]!! This adds to the long line of "firsts" for VxWorks, including my favourite of being the first RTOS on MARS! Continue Reading ››

Obsolescence and Standardisation

By Alex Wilson I was reading through one of my (many) news feeds the other day when I came across an excellent article in Flight which reminded me of issues around obsolescence. The contract as for an upgrade to the RAF Spitfires for modifications to the landing gear to accommodate new tubeless tyres. This reminded me of a presentation given…

Open Source: The Universal Model for Innovation?

By John Bruggeman I came across an interesting article yesterday from the Harvard Business School Working Knowledge site. The article is about an assistant professor,  Karim Lakhani at HBS who conducted some research on how an open source “broadcasting” model taken from software development scenarios, might work among scientists trying to solve scientific problems. According to his research results, practices…

Open Source: Do you love it or hate it?

By Paul Tingey Paul Parkinson's recent post Linux in Aerospace and Defense outlined some of the questions being raised about the adoption of Linux in missions critical applications. Of course as Linux has evolved over the last few years, it's "suitability for purpose" has been questioned by just about everyone who has come into contact with it. This analysis often…

Red Hat is NOT Carrier-Grade Linux

By Glenn Seiler There was a very interesting announcement yesterday from Red Hat regarding a collaboration with Nokia for carrier grade server systems. The most interesting thing I noticed about this news was how the term “Carrier Grade Linux” was not mentioned once in the entire document. There were several mentions of Carrier Grade Servers – it even went so…