January 27, 2001

What's so good about Open Source and Linux -- in embedded?

Author: JT Smith

LinuxDevices editor Rick Lehrbaum comments on the data collected in last year's Embedded Linux Market Survey: "One particularly intriguing outcome is that despite the obvious cost-sensitivity of embedded devices, the "free speech" aspect of Linux (i.e. source code is available) edged out "free beer" (i.e. no royalties) as the primary reason why developers are looking at embedding Linux for their designs." Full commentary at ZDNet.
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