The Yocto Project, “An open source collaboration project that provides templates, tools and methods to help you create custom Linux-based systems for embedded products regardless of the hardware architecture” by a working group of the Linux Foundation. This probably something allot of you have never heard of. The Yocto Project has been compatible with OpenEmbedded, “the build framework for embedded Linux,” and recently announced that Yocto is aligning more closely with OpenEmbedded, including shared governance.
The Linux Foundation will continue to provide support and guidance to the newly merged efforts, and the recent announcement comes with an impressive list of companies committed to the technology. It’s no surprise that established players in the embedded Linux world like MontaVista Software, Texas Instruments and Intel are involved. But to see companies like Dell and LSI on the list is interesting, and says a lot about the health and success of Linux in embedded devices.