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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…