Embedded Linux Consortium Forms to Advance Linux Adoption in Embedded Applications

The Embedded Linux Consortium (ELC) was formed by nearly 50 companies at an organizational meeting held in Chicago, March 1. The group established a formation committee, appointed interim leadership and adopted an aggressive timetable for formally instituting the ELC as a highly proactive embedded Linux advocacy organization. Funds for the ELC's operation will be based on a schedule of annual dues, which will be developed in the next 30 days. The initial intentions for the ELC are to amplify the depth, breadth, and speed of Linux adoption in the enormous embedded computer market. The ELC aims to facilitate development of common messages on using Linux in the fast-emerging world of Internet appliances, unattended systems, wireless access, home networks, set-top boxes, and a myriad of other embedded system applications.