Open Standards

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Ada & C mixed language development

By Paul Parkinson Last week, I downloaded AdaCore's GNAT Pro 6.2.2 and the latest GNATbench 2.3.1 release (which was announced yesterday), as I wanted to port an Ada & C mixed-language application to VxWorks 6.7. I wanted to do this to show a customer how they can develop new Ada applications (as well reusing existing intellectual property) and integrate them…

Commercial Open-Source; An Oxymoron?

By Nithya RuffThe dictionary describes Oxymorons as "literary figures of speech usually composed of a pair of neighboring contradictory words (often within a sentence) or a combination of contradictory or incongruous words". Perhaps some view commercialization of open source as contradictory. Where does it say that paying for good value is wrong or having a strong and commercially viable entity…

Wind River VxWorks MILS is Launched!

By Alex WilsonToday we launched our VxWorks MILS 2.0 product, details can be found on our web on the VxWorks MILS Page. VxWorks MILS 2.0 previously went into evaluation at NIAP at Common Criteria EAL 6+ and has been discussed by Paul Parkinson on his blog. I was interested in this release as the product addresses a lot of the…

Tolerating Delays

By Mike DelimanThis may sound a bit funny, but in the space industry, we're constantly playing catch-up.  We're either looking at or for things that happened millions or hundreds of millions of years ago, sending rockets off to get to where something will have been just in time to take a picture of or bore a hole into it, or…

OpenSAF Developer Days 2009

By Glenn SeilerI just returned from the second annual OpenSAF Developers Days. This was a two-day event that included discussions on the latest developments in the project, some of the new standards that have been defined by the Service Availability Forum and the project's road map plans for the next release. The event was hosted by Huawei at their corporate…

Security Breach?

By Mike DelimanDiebold Admits Systemic Audit Log FailureSACRAMENTO, California - Premier Election Solutions (formerly Diebold Election Systems) admitted in a state hearing Tuesday that the audit logs produced by its tabulation software miss significant events, including the act of someone deleting votes on election day. The company acknowledged that the problem exists with every version of its tabulation software.=======I'll leave…

The Telecom Consortia Alphabet Soup

By Glenn SeilerWhat do they all mean and how are they different… I often get asked what is the difference between the LiMo Foundation and the Open Handset Alliance, or what is the difference between the SCOPE Alliance Carrier Grade OS and Carrier Grade Linux or the difference between SAF and OpenSAF on the infrastructure side of the business. Unless…

Fun with my little VIA console

By Doug Schaefer At the Embedded Systems Conference in San Jose this year they handed out little VIA embedded EPIA systems to the attendees. I'm not sure everyone got one, but I was thrilled. It has a embedded VIA processor with a chipset that includes Unichrome 3D graphics, and also include a hard drive, ethernet, VGA, four USB ports, and…

x86, the ultimate applet engine?

By Doug Schaefer I need to watch out or people will start calling me a Google fan boy or something (well, too late). It seems everything they come up with lately grabs my attention. And I guess it makes sense, because they seem to be heading in a different direction than a lot of people, and more in a direction…

A busy day for Khronos

By Doug Schaefer My Khronos.org News feed filled up all of a sudden today. Looks like they've been busy and had a couple of announcements to make.They released a new version of the 2D OpenVG spec. They added some APIs for text glyphing to make it easier to draw good looking text. I'm not sure anyone really uses OpenVG, especially…