December 1, 2003

Wind River joins OSDL, mulls Carrier Grade Linux strategy

Embedded software giant Wind River announced today that it has joined the Open Source Development Labs (OSDL) and will participate in the Lab's
Carrier Grade Linux (CGL) Working Group. The announcement continues the company's recent about-face on Linux, an operating system it historically
deprecated.

Wind River says the CGL specification has influenced many of its telecom equipment customers to migrate from "fragmented UNIX offerings" to Linux.
Customers are increasingly using Linux to control and manage sophisticated telecom and networking systems that also use Wind River's VxWorks real-time
operating system (RTOS) for data plane functions, the company says.

"Many of our network infrastructure customers use [VxWorks] along with Linux," notes Tony Tryba, vice president and general manager of market
divisions for Wind River.

Link: linuxdevices.com

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