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Top Ten Reasons to Trust Your Business to Wind River Linux – Part 1

By Bill Graham At Wind River, we definitely believe the business case for using commercial embedded Linux is clear. In fact, we’ve come up with some top reasons why you can trust your next embedded Linux project to Wind River. We’ll review our top ten list over the next three blog posts. Additionally, you can find  the full list here. Let’s…

Openstack…the next big thing!

By Davide Ricci Continuing our ongoing efforts to advance open source innovation, Wind River is keeping busy with new OpenStack activities. Wind River has spent years of hard work in the Linux space to further grow adoption and innovation across the embedded industry. Add to that, we’ve contributed to the inception and development of an open ecosystem for building Linux…

Getting Closer to the Network Virtualization Vision

By Davide Ricci  Recent times have been, and continue to be, tough times for the networking industry. Data, data and data…it’s a constant flood of data. And, legacy infrastructure isn’t able to scale to meet the exponential growth in demand for capacity. At the same time, operators are trying to introduce new advanced services to grow new revenue streams while…

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…

Cloud to Service Endpoints – The Missing Link

By Paul Anderson I remember as a kid I was fascinated with phones. The idea that you could pick up the phone, dial it, and talk to someone on the other end was pretty neat. And… at the time, a phone was an elegantly designed electro-mechanical work of art, and it was fun to take them apart to try and…

Are Penguins Ready to Fly?

By Nithya Ruff This year, Vancouver, British Columbia was the site for LinuxCon North America 2011, where Linux celebrated its 20th anniversary.  Vancouver is normally known for its rainy and gray weather, but the Linux gods must have been shining on the Linux celebrations because the weather was spectacular!  In the same year that Wind River celebrates its 30 anniversary,…