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The New Linux Supply Chain – Dan Cauchy, V.P. of Marketing, MontaVista Software
Linux has become the operating system of choice for new embedded systems development in a broader range of applications than ever before, ranging from Mobile Internet Devices (MIDs) to In-Vehicle-Infotainment (IVI), to GPS, to Mobile smartphones and more. The approach to embedded Linux development is changing and there are three potential paths.
From Embedded Market Forecasters: Choosing Between Commercial and Roll Your Own (RYO) Embedded Linux OSes: Long Term ROI Considerations – Jerry Krasner, Ph.D., MBA, Vice President, Embedded Market Forecasters and American Technology International
In this paper Embedded Market Forecasters (EMF) is taking a look at the ROI between commercial Linux and "roll your own (RYO)" Linux developments. It's a natural assumption that RYO Linux development is the most cost effective option because there are no subscriptions or support costs. You simply download the code and begin development, but is this really true? Are these Linux developments really "free". (12 pages)
From Linux Foundation: Linux Kernel Development - How Fast it is Going, Who is Doing It, What They are Doing...
This white paper from the Linux Foundation looks at how the kernel development process works, focusing on kernel history as represented by the 2.6.11 through 2.6.35 releases. This is the 2010 version of this paper, which was first published in April, 2008, and covered development through the 2.6.24 kernel. Since 2005, over 6100 individual developers from over 600 different companies have contributed to the kernel. The Linux kernel, thus, has become a common resource developed on a massive scale. The paper shows both individual and corporate contributors to the development process.
From Embedded Market Forecasters: Embedded Linux - 2009: Addendum to EMF 2007 Total Cost of Development Paper – Jerry Krasner, Ph.D., MBA, Vice President, Embedded Market Forecasters and American Technology International
In December 2007 EMF published a paper entitled "Embedded Linux, Total Cost of Development Analyzed: An Evaluation of the Costs Associated with Embedded Linux Development as Compared with Commercial RTOSes and Non-Commercial Linux"...The basis of the 2007 analysis was the extensive survey data that EMF compiles year-over-year from embedded developers. The findings and analysis were based on factual data. This is an update including 2009 data. (7 pages)
GPLv3 and MontaVista Linux – Jason Wacha, Vice President of Corporate Affairs and General Counsel, MontaVista Software; Director and Founder of Open Bar
Summarizes the effect of GPL 3 open source licensing on MontaVista Linux and on embedded Linux in general. (2 pages)