Wind River Joins OSDL
Embedded systems leader to participate in OSDL Carrier Grade Linux Working Group
BEAVERTON, Ore. and ALAMEDA, Calif.--December 1, 2003--The Open Source Development Labs (OSDL), a global consortium of customers and leading technology companies dedicated to accelerating the adoption of Linux, today announced that Wind River Systems [Nasdaq: WIND], the worldwide market leader in embedded software and services, has joined OSDL and will participate in the Lab's Carrier Grade Linux (CGL) Working Group to advance support for its customers in the telecom and networking markets.
"Many of our network infrastructure customers use Wind River's VxWorks® operating system along with Linux," said Tony Tryba, vice president and general manager of market divisions for Wind River. "Wind River is committed to working with OSDL so that we can help influence the development of the Carrier Grade Linux specification and accelerate its adoption in the telecommunications industry."
Wind River's VxWorks operating system has traditionally had a very strong presence in the data plane functions of sophisticated telecom and service provider equipment. At the same time, UNIX® has often been used in the control and management functions for these systems. Recently, Wind River has seen many of its telecom equipment customers begin migrating from a world of fragmented UNIX offerings to Linux influenced by the CGL specification.
"Embedded is one of the fastest-growing and most vibrant markets for Linux," said Stuart Cohen, CEO of OSDL. "We believe that Wind River's expertise and leadership in embedded systems can add significant value to our Carrier Grade Linux Working Group. As Linux becomes more widely deployed in the telecom market, Wind River's support and contributions will be important in accelerating customer adoption of CGL."
About Wind River
Wind River is the worldwide leader in embedded software and services. It provides market-specific embedded platforms that integrate real-time operating systems, development tools and technologies. Wind River's products and professional services are used in multiple markets including aerospace and defense, automotive, digital consumer, industrial, and network infrastructure. Wind River provides high-integrity technology and expertise that enables its customers to create superior products more efficiently. Companies from around the world turn to Wind River to create the most reliable products and to accelerate their time to market.
Founded in 1981, Wind River is headquartered in Alameda, California, with operations worldwide. To learn more, visit Wind River at www.windriver.com or call Wind River at 1-800-872-4977.
About Open Source Development Labs (OSDL)
OSDL - home to Linus Torvalds, the creator of Linux - is dedicated to accelerating the growth and adoption of Linux. Founded in 2000 and supported by a global consortium of Linux customers and IT industry leaders, OSDL is a non-profit organization that provides Linux expertise and computing and test facilities in the United States and Japan available to developers around the world. OSDL members include Alcatel, Cisco, Computer Associates, Dell, Ericsson, Force Computers, Fujitsu, HP, Hitachi, IBM, Intel, Linuxcare, Miracle Linux Corporation, Mitsubishi Electric, MontaVista Software, NEC Corporation, Nokia, NTT COMWARE, NTT DATA INTELLILINK, Red Hat, Sun Microsystems, SUSE LINUX, TimeSys, Toshiba, Transmeta Corporation, Turbolinux, Ulticom, Unilever, VA Software and Wind River Systems. Visit OSDL on the Web at www.osdl.org.
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Director, Global Communications