Embedded Linux Consortium Elects Officers

ELC Membership grows to 96

August 21, 2000, Santa Rosa, CA - The Embedded Linux Consortium today announced the results of the annual election of officers based on nominations and voting conducted by the recently-seated Board of Directors. The officers, their ELC functions and company affiliations are:

"The ELC has matured quickly," said Dr. Singh, "reflecting rapid growth in embedded Linux interest. Our Board and officers are committed to the construction and execution of a proactive program in order to accelerate the awareness of Linux' strategic benefits and increase the momentum of Linux in the marketplace. I hope that the ELC will play a role in helping us avoid the pitfalls of our fledgling industry such as the "UNIX Wars" we witnessed earlier. Within the consortium, we can all work together to help position Linux as the preferred embedded operating system and grow the overall size of the embedded Linux market even as we compete."

About the Embedded Linux Consortium

Responding to the rising tide of interest in Linux for embedded applications, representatives from dozens of technology firms formed the ELC, a vendor-neutral trade association dedicated to advancing the depth, breadth and speed of Linux adoption in the enormous embedded computer market. In its first 75 days, membership hit 75 (now at 96). For the balance of the year, the ELC plans to visit LinuxWorld and exhibit at the Embedded Internet Conference (EIC, September 5 - 7), the Embedded Systems Conference (ESC, September 25 - 28) and the Embedded Linux Exhibition and Conference (ELEC, October 27). The ELC offers free membership to developers who demonstrate their participation in the Open Source code base of the Linux operating system. More details about the ELC are available at www.embedded-linux.org.