Real-time Reality

By Warren Kurisu

I love Mondays. Most people hate them but I’ve always loved them. My
family has grown to accept this. My co-workers have learned to tolerate
this (it’s when I hold my staff meetings). On Monday mornings I’m
energized from spending the weekend with my family, my mind is clear
and I can look ahead to the week’s challenges and figure out how to
tackle them.

My job at Wind River is to run our VxWorks business so I get to
think about the challenges and realities of the real-time embedded
software market a lot. It was one Monday morning when I first learned
about our interest to buy the real-time Linux intellectual property of
a company called FSMLabs, whose specialty is adding real-time
capabilities to Linux (read the acquisition announcement).

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