SAN FRANCISCO, June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The CE Linux Forum (CELF) today
announced that it has released its first CELF Specification and Reference
Implementation. This release represents another step toward optimizing Linux
for use in consumer electronic (CE) products, consistent with the goals and
vision of the CELF organization.
The specification and implementation can be freely downloaded from the
CELF website at www.celinuxforum.org.
This release incorporates output from several working groups operating
within the CELF, and it expands on the number of platforms supported by the
CELF source tree that was originally released in November 2003. The source
tree reflects most of the function of CELF specifications. This work
represents consensus among Forum members operating within the working groups
on software technologies deemed important to the use of Linux in CE products.
"With the first year anniversary of the CE Linux Forum comes a
reaffirmation of the strong desire of major CE vendors to promote and use
Linux as a major technology component of digital CE products," said Scott
Smyers, CELF Steering Committee Chair.
The CELF working groups, whose initial results are incorporated into the
tree, have an ongoing focus in the following technology areas:
1) Reduction of device startup and shutdown times
2) Energy-saving features (low power consumption)
3) Audio Visual and graphics functions
4) Improvement of real-time characteristics
5) Reduction of memory requirements
6) Security enhancements
"CELF hopes to draw upon its members' technology resources and to
collaborate with the open source community in order to continue to improve the
technologies on which we are focused," added Ikuo Minakata, Co-Chair of the
CELF Steering Committee.
Organized to promote the use of Linux in digital CE products, CELF was
established last June by eight major consumer electronics companies including
Panasonic (Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.), Sony Corporation,
Hitachi, Ltd., NEC Corporation, Royal Philips Electronics, Samsung Electronics
Co., Ltd., Sharp Corporation, and Toshiba Corporation, and now includes more
than 50 member companies.
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