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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…

What’s Cooking at Eclipse?

SD Times did a great overview of Eclipse releases expected in the near future.  The news story mentions Wind River's Martin Oberhuber, who co-leads the Eclipse Target Management Project within the larger Device Software Development Project (DSDP). Eclipse-related conversations can often be found across the Wind River Blog Network.  But we also feature three independent bloggers who focus solely on…

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…

Why open source?

By Doug Gaff As part of my work in the Eclipse DSDP project, I find myself regularly having conversations about the merits of open source software development. There are no shortages of opinion for or against open source. If I’m not justifying the importance of open source contributions to one person or group, I’m defending proprietary software development to another.…