May 30, 2001
Open Source is the obvious candidate for embedded
Author: JT Smith
Kelly McNeill of OSOpinion writes: "Five years from now the notion that you have to go to a desktop computer -- a special machine on a special desk in a special room -- every time you need computer power will seem totally ridiculous. Appliances with embedded logic will give you computing wherever you need it. These ubiquitous devices will require a compact, reliable operating system. One for which source code is available so that it can be customized to fit a myriad of environments. One that supports a rich suite of mature applications such as e-mail clients and browsers. Open source software is the obvious candidate for this role."