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Commercial vs. DIY embedded Linux discussed

Jul 28, 2008 — by Rick Lehrbaum — 9 views

A panel of embedded Linux specialists will discuss the pros and cons of commercial vs. do-it-yourself (DIY) embedded Linux implementations, at next week’s LinuxWorld conference. The session is part of the conference’s Mobile and Embedded Linux track.

Moderated by blogger Rick Lehrbaum, the hour-long session will explore the advantages and disadvantages of using embedded Linux distributions and tools from vendors such as MontaVista, Wind River, TimeSys. This approach will be contrasted with the alternative of creating customized embedded Linux platforms based on freely downloadable source code from silicon vendors, board vendors, or community repositories such as or the Ubuntu or Fedora projects.

The session’s panelists will be…

  • Jim Ready — founder/CTO, MontaVista
  • Nithya Ruff — senior director of product management and marketing, Wind River
  • Matthew Locke — VP of business development, Embedded Alley Solutions
  • Anthony Godshall — senior software engineer, Ampro Computers
  • Henry Kingman — executive editor,

Other details on the session:

  • Title — “Building Intelligent Devices with Embedded Linux: Commercial and Community Approaches”
  • Date/time — Tuesday, August 5 at 10:15-11:15 a.m.
  • Location — Moscone Center, San Francisco; Room 310

Speaker bios and photos can be found on the session’s web page.

We hope to see you there!

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