Responding to the rising tide of interest in Linux for embedded applications, representatives from dozens of technology firms have formed the ELC, a vendor-neutral trade association dedicated to advancing the depth, breadth and speed of Linux adoption in the enormous embedded computer market.
Recently, The Embedded Linux Consortium (ELC) activated its newly designed Website, at www.embedded-linux.org. The non-profit multi-vendor organisation is dedicated to the rapid advancement of Linux in embedded applications. Since its launch on March 9, 2000, the ELC has built up a membership roster of over 60 companies.
The new ELC Website currently includes: Mission and vision of the Embedded Linux Consortium, Membership information and on-line application, Logo contest details and rules, Preliminary membership roster, linked to member’s web site, Press Center featuring releases and news coverage links, Preliminary FAQ about the ELC and Embedded Linux and a Monthly ‘TuxTalk’ newsletter
‘We developed the design and content of this site in less than one month,’ said acting Executive Director Murry Shohat. ‘Our team is already working on a new phase, which will add functions such as event calendars, member marketing opportunities, an on-line catalog of embedded Linux products and services, mailing list activities, industry links and an array of member promotional aids.’
Three items of note on the site’s home page are: The opportunity to become a Charter Member of the ELC ends on May 1, 2000, Linux code base developers are invited to apply for a membership fee waiver, The ELC logo contest with a deadline of May 31, 2000
More details about the ELC are available at www.embedded-linux.org.