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[News] Carrier Grade Linux Favoured for Security Reasons

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Security concerns drive Carrier Grade Linux

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| Network equipment, whether for a phone system, digital broadcast or wide area 
| or enterprise network, must have high reliability and high availability. 
| Traditionally, network equipment companies have provided this through 
| proprietary architectures, but they have been moving to Linux and open source 
| solutions over the past few years.    


More embedded Linux news:

CompactPCI board supports new PlusIO standard

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| MEN Micro announced a Linux-compatible CompactPCI SBC that it says is the 
| first to follow the forthcoming PICMG 2.30 PlusIO standard. The F19P uses an 
| Intel Core 2 Duo SP9300 processor, offers up to 8GB of DDR2 RAM, features 
| multiple PCI Express links, and has five SATA ports with RAID support, the 
| company says.    


Timesys Announces LinuxLink Availability for OMAP-L137 Processor

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| LinuxLink, the first commercial software development framework for building 
| custom embedded Linux products will be available for the new Texas 
| Instruments’ OMAP-L137 Processor.  



Carrier Grade Linux 4.0 - Raising the bar

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| Standards-based technologies are rapidly being adopted by the
| telecommunications industry, and for good reason. Using standards-based
| solutions allows telecom equipment manufacturers (TEMs) and network equipment
| providers (NEPs) to use commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware and software
| systems across multiple network elements - speeding time-to-market, saving
| money, and freeing up key resources to focus on competitive differentiation.


Software achieves Linux compliance

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| When a company purchases a Linux operating system registered with the CGL 4.0
| specification it receives all features deemed mandatory by NEPs and
| telecommunications carriers.



Performance Technologies Announces CGL 4.0 Registration for NexusWare(R)
Linux(R) Distribution

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| The specifications set forth by the Linux Foundation define a consistent
| functionality that meets the demands of complex networking applications.  


Wind River Delivers on Carrier Grade Linux Specification for Networking

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| Wind River Platform for Network Equipment, Linux Edition 2.0 is the first
| Linux distribution for the network and telecommunication industries that
| adheres to the most recent CGL specification and is available immediately to
| Wind River customers for project development.


Carrier Grade Linux 4.0 accelerates telecoms standards-based COTS adoption

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| Unlike in many other industries, communications SIGs work closely together.
| The Carrier Grade Linux (CGL) specification developed by The Linux Foundation
| includes some standards defined by the SAF and specifies support for ATCA. A
| loose consortium, the Mountain View Alliance, provides a liaison, marketing
| and awareness function for all communications SIGs.


The SCOPE Alliance Releases Carrier Grade Linux Profile Version 1.2

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| Together, Scope CGL Profiles 1, 1.1 & 1.2 describe the mandatory CGL
| Specification 4.0 features as well as "gaps" in the specification. Gaps
| are features & functions that are necessary to support Carrier Grade
| Base Platforms (CGBP) for NEPs.


Linux Foundation Releases New Carrier Grade Linux 4.0 Specification

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| At the Communications Ecosystem Conference today The Linux Foundation,
| the new organization formed last month from the merger of the Open Source
| Development Labs and the Free Standards Group, today announced availability
| of its Carrier Grade Linux 4.0 Specification.

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