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The Yocto Project…Striking the balance of speed and stability

By Davide Ricci On my flight back to the Bay Area, I was reflecting on my memories of Barcelona at the Embedded Linux Conference Europe 2012. I’m recalling my time on stage, during the opening panel of the Yocto Project Dev Day, with my friends and colleagues from Texas Instruments, Intel, Jupiter, and ... Mentor. Surprised at the mix of…

Wind River Linux and the Yocto Project…Sowing the seeds of change

By Davide Ricci The year was 1998, I was walking through the aisles of a book store on campus at the Politecnico of Milano and a box of software caught my eye. It looked unconventional, sort of "homemade" and on its cover was an image of a man with a red hat. It was Red Hat 5.2, and the box…

The Yocto Project: What It Is and What It Isn’t

By Davide Ricci As I work heavily with embedded Linux on a daily basis, I’m often asked about the Yocto Project.  While the Yocto Project is gaining traction and folks in the industry are generally aware of it, there still exists a bit of unfamiliarity of the details. What exactly is the Yocto Project? Is it a Linux distribution?  How…

Linux Foundation’s License Compliance Standard, SPDX, Offers Real Value

By Mark Gisi There is only one criterion that determines whether a piece of software is open source software (OSS) - the license from which you receive the software under. If you are granted rights under an open source license such as the BSD, Apache or GPL, it is open source software. Although the open source movement has other core…

Wind River Linux: The Thrills Just Keep Coming

By Paul Anderson When I joined Wind River over ten years ago, there were many in the company and in the embedded industry that saw open source software with extreme skepticism: too big, too slow, too risky, too expensive to maintain, and so forth. Over the years, the industry at large has figured out that open source software, particularly Linux, has…

Is Linux Secure?

By Paul Anderson It’s the wrong question, really. Are my financial and medical records secure? What about all that information stored in the cloud? What about my desktop computer or cell phone? What about the power grid and other infrastructure? Should I be worried? The answer to all those questions is “It depends on what you mean by ‘secure.’” One…

Will embedded Linux development ever defragment?

By Paul Anderson We have seen the power of open source and open standards transform much of the enterprise space, particularly in the server market. Before the success of open source in server space, there were really only two choices: Run an operating system and applications developed and maintained by a hardware manufacturer, or choose one of only a few…