Several Linux Foundation Announcements
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software on 6 April 2011 at 12:52 PM EDT. 1 Comment
The Linux Foundation has made a number of announcements today from the first day of the 2011 Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit taking place this week in San Francisco.

Yocto 1.0 Released - The Yocto Project is now at version 1.0. The Linux Foundation has also announced the Yocto Steering Group. Yocto is a ser of common embedded Linux tools to improve the development experience and build system for Linux on embedded devices. Yocto 1.0 is based on the Linux 2.6.37 kernel and provides a process of fetching upstream code, a system tool-chain for boot-strapping, GCC 4.5.1, updates to the X Window System, a new application development tool-kit, and various other features.

Carrier Grade Linux 5.0 - Version 5.0 of the Carrier Grade Linux specification has been published. Carrier Grade 5.0 Linux covers availability, clustering, serviceability, performance, standards, hardware, and security as part of the specification. CGL is of primary interest to telecommunication companies and other real-time service needs.

High Availability Working Group - The latest working group from the Linux Foundation is for high availability. "The Working Group will bring together projects and stakeholders to collaboratively define the open source HA software stack and prioritize features based on input from developers, vendors, and customers. This work will inform support for today’s most sophisticated enterprises that are deploying Linux for mission-critical workloads."

2011 Linux Video Contest - For anyone into Linux and also enjoy creating videos. The winner of this 20th anniversary Linux video contest will win an all-expenses paid trip to their choice of events. Linus Torvalds will be judging this Linux video contest.

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