Wednesday, March 2, 2011


     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.


  1. I'm sure that programmers would nerdgasm over this news, but I'm happy enough if I can find out how to just get that extra bit of performance out of my Ubuntu netbook.

    I really wish GNU/Linux the best. It's still a foreign concept to me somewhat, but it seems obvious to me that open source is the future. Just look at what Google is doing with Android.

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  3. Linux is great and it's surprising how much it already is used (maybe not so much in home computers). But it's future in embedded devices looks promising.

  4. Linux should be on ps3 for free

  5. i'm all about embedded systems and open source, this stuff is really cool