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Guest editorial: Why you should participate in the ELC

May 29, 2001 — by Rick Lehrbaum — from the LinuxDevices Archive

In this guest editorial, Greg Wright, who is the Embedded Linux Consortium's “Non-Corporate Director”, explains why individuals, not just companies, should participate in the activities of the ELC. Wright writes . . .

“This call for participation is addressed primarily to individuals, rather than companies — to LinuxDevices.com readers, members of the Embedded Linux Community, students, faculty, and anyone interested in using Linux within Embedded Systems and smart devices. I want to call attention to the exciting opportunity to be actively involved in the important activities of the Embedded Linux Consortium (ELC).”

“First, let's consider the importance of the Embedded Market itself, in comparison with the higher profile Desktop PC Market. Take a moment to look around your current surroundings. How many PC's are there? On the other hand, how many 'devices' can you find, that have some sort of software embedded inside them? Now, wander through the other rooms in your home or office, asking yourself the same question. If your environment is typical, you'll quickly realize that the Embedded Market dwarfs the PC Market in terms of sheer quantities of operating systems (OSes) in use . . .”

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