By Paul Tingey
I have often written in this blog about open source and its use in
the kinds of equipment which sits at the heart of telecommunications
networks. Carrier Grade Linux and other open source technology, whilst
not quite pervasive yet, are becoming more and more commonplace as
underlying component technologies in mobile and Internet core elements.
On the other hand, I haven’t written much about user devices (or Customer Premise Equipment).
However you can be sure that open source software is making an equally
big mark in that area although, generally speaking, its use stays
"under the radar" with most users remaining unaware of the nature of
the software which operates the networked devices in their homes.