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Archive for July, 2002

Anatomy of a Small Open-Source Kernel for DSPs [Linux Journal]

July 28, 2002

In this article at Linux Journal, Julian Rose provides technical and historical background of 'dsp_k', an open source real-time kernel and library for digital signal processors (DSPs). Rose also examines the use of open source software in deeply embedded systems . . . (more…)

ELJonline: Anatomy of a Small Open-Source Kernel for DSPs

July 27, 2002

Julian provides the technical and historical background of dsp_k, with a particular focus on the kernel. (more…)

Device profile: i3 micro Mood Box

July 26, 2002

This LinuxDevices.com “device profile” introduces i3 micro technology's Mood Box, a (Linux-based) stylish 'next-generation set-top box' that is intended to fit the decor of homes, upscale hotels, and commercial settings — delivering IP-based live TV, video-on-demand, pay-per-view, music-on-demand, Internet… (more…)

Going hybrid [The Economist]

July 26, 2002

In this article, The Economist offers analysis about the state of open source and the adoption of Linux in business . . . (more…)

How RealNetworks can become an open source player [ZDNet]

July 26, 2002

ZDNet editor-in-chief Dan Farber offers analysis of RealNetwork's embrace of open source . . .

“I can understand why RealNetworks CEO Rob Glaser, tired of fighting the unfair fight with Microsoft, has joined forces with the open source community . . . ” (more…)

Testing safety-critical software with AdaTEST [Linux Journal]

July 26, 2002

Thomas Østerlie and Ståle Dahl review AdaTEST, a full service tool for formal testing needs, in this online article at Linux Journal . . . (more…)

Linux poised to plug in USB 2 [CNET]

July 26, 2002

CNET's Stephen Shankland reports on the permanent addition of high speed USB interface to the Linux kernel and the implications of its addition . . . (more…)

ELJonline: Testing Safety-Critical Software with AdaTEST

July 26, 2002

A full service, well supported and highly controllable tool for all your formal testing needs. (more…)

Article: Device profile: i3 micro Mood Box

July 26, 2002

i3 micro technology (Stockholm, Sweden) introduced the Mood Box at the CeBIT conference (Hannover, Germany) in March 2002. The device is a stylish 'next-generation set-top box' that is intended to fit the decor of homes, upscale hotels, and commercial settings — delivering IP-based live TV, video-on-demand, pay-per-view, music-on-demand, Internet browsing, email, and other interactive services and… (more…)

The Open Group calls for more support of open standards [NewsForge]

July 25, 2002

Writing at NewsForge, Jack Bryar takes a look at the Open Group's recent call to arms for interoperability among standards. Bryar examines the differences between 'Open Source' and The Open Group's approach to certification . . . (more…)

Transmeta cuts workforce by 40 percent

July 25, 2002

As part of its July 18, 2002 quarterly report, Crusoe processor maker Transmeta Corp. announced a reduction in its workforce of 200 people, or approximately 40 percent. The company's goal is to lower operating expenses to approximately $20 million per quarter beginning in the fourth quarter of 2002, and to reach profitability in the fourth quarter of 2003, according to the announcement. (more…)

Popular Linux website to close

July 25, 2002

LWN.net made the following announcement in the LWN.net Weekly Edition for July 25 . . .

Over the last several months we at LWN have looked at numerous ways of funding this operation. It takes people to write LWN, and it takes a lot of their time; it is not something that is easily handled on “off hours.” Those people really would like to be paid for their time, and that is something which has… (more…)

Reality check on Gartner Group’s predictions for Linux/OSS [ZDNet]

July 25, 2002

Writing at ZDNet, George Weiss of the Gartner Group reflects on how Gartner's 1999 predictions on the future of Linux and Open Source software have panned out . . . (more…)

Xilinx tackles ‘metro area network bottleneck’

July 25, 2002

Santa Clara, CA — (press release excerpt) — At the Metro Optical Networking Forum today, Xilinx, Inc. unveiled its strategy to increase its penetration in the $23 billion dollar metro area networking (MAN) market. Xilinx has determined, and industry observers agree, that increased demand for broadband services, virtual private networks and deployment of new services such as video on demand, will play a… (more…)

RealNetworks ‘Helix’ to support Ogg Vorbis

July 25, 2002

San Diego, CA; OSCON — (press release excerpt) — RealNetworks, Inc. announced a collaboration with the Xiph.Org Foundation to integrate the Ogg Vorbis format and audio codec with the Helix DNA Client. The Helix DNA Client is source code from RealNetworks that will be contributed to the Helix Community within 90 days under a community and open source license. (more…)