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DSDP: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

By Doug Gaff Following up on today’s announcement of milestones in three of the DSDP projects—eRCP 1.0, MTJ 0.7, and TM 1.0—I thought I’d take a moment to reflect on DSDP…how it started, where it is today, and where it’s heading. First, let me start with a timeline of project events. March 2005. Unofficially, the DSDP project got its start…

Live from Amsterdam: Day 2 Observations from the 2006 Inaugural Open Source in Mobile Event

By Glenn Seiler The audience was a little lighter today. I guess that’s to be expected since we are in Amsterdam and there just might be some other distractions this fun city has to offer. Today’s sessions started out with a bang by continuing the fragmentation theme. The first two presenters were from .orgs focused on establishing standards in the…

Could the Mobile Phone be the Next PC?

By Glenn Seiler Will 2007 be the year for mass adoption of Linux in smart phones? This question is the one on everyone’s minds here at the inaugural Open Source in Mobile Event. Taking place in Amsterdam today and tomorrow, this event brings together service providers, carriers, software and hardware vendors, ISVs and everyone else involved in the open source…

Linux in Aerospace and Defense

By Paul Parkinson In a recent blog entry, John Bruggeman considered the role of Linux in Automotive applications. He discussed the blurring of the distinction between car infotainment systems and driver assist systems. This got me thinking about the adoption of Linux in the Aerospace & Defence market, in particular the potential use of Linux and safety-critical avionics and military…

Microsoft versus Linux in Automotive Industry

By John Bruggeman Thanks to everyone for the feedback on my last blog “Linux and Automotive: Reaching a Tipping Point.” I’m really interested in this topic and all of the response I got inspired me to dive in a little deeper. Over the past several months, I’ve talked to a lot of people in the automotive industry. I asked them…

Linux? Real time? I don’t think so…

By Dan Poirot Phil Hochmuth asks the question "What do real-time additions to the Linux kernel mean for the real-time OS market?" We are going to have to set him straight on one point real quick... Wind River is all about offering customers choice and Industry standards. ...but Linux and real time? Nope! We can stand proud and point to…

Linux and Automotive: Reaching a Tipping Point

By John Bruggeman Linux has always been suspect when it comes to automotive applications. The general belief was that safety-critical automotive applications required a deterministic, real-time operating system.  Linux just didn’t cut it for telematics or under-the-hood applications.  OEMs relied on proprietary OS companies for their solutions. Now some of that belief is grounded in fact. Consequently, Linux adoption in…

New Manager Hired for Embedded Linux Development Tools

Wind River recently hired Sven Dummer to manage its line of Eclipse-based Wind River Workbench tools for embedded Linux developers. According to Linuxdevices.com, Sven believes strongly in the open source model: "Eclipse, Linux, and GNU is a kind of dream team for me, and Workbench combines all this, with a focus more on the commercial side." Read more about Sven…

Does it have a motor?

By Mike Deliman Back in the 80s there was a car commercial, where a small crowd of doubters are looking over a neighbor's new car.  Amongst the comments and questions about the options that make a car comfortable comes the quip "Does it have a motor?" It's true that a car can be a car without a motor, or any…

Is Carrier Grade Linux finding new friends?

By Paul Tingey While browsing the web recently I was interested to find an article (Carrier Grade Linux moves beyond telecoms into data centers, virtualization) featuring an interview with Bill Weinberg of the OSDL. In the article Weinberg outlines his view that Carrier Grade Linux has matured to a point where it's pushing out from it's traditional heartland of management…