SAN FRANCISCO, Embedded Systems Conference, March 13 /PRNewswire/ --
Driving open-source prevalence further into the mass commercial market,
RidgeRun, Inc., announced today that it has created dynamic shared library
support for developers who are creating a broad variety of applications for
With the industry's first shared library support for the ARM7 MMU-less
Linux environment, developers can use software licensed under the Library GNU
Public License (LGPL). RidgeRun made this dynamic link support available with
its newly released Board Support Package (BSP) for Texas Instruments'
TMS320VC5471 processor. Without dynamic link support, developers were
hesitant to use code licensed under the LGPL if they had a need to keep their
application code proprietary for various reasons such as partner licensing
agreements or protecting trade secrets.
"Today's announcement once again demonstrates RidgeRun's efforts to
strengthen Linux in the embedded marketplace," said Dan George, Vice President
of Product Development for RidgeRun. "Manufacturers of embedded products are
increasingly moving from home-grown operating systems to Linux-based software
such as RidgeRun's DSPLinux. And while many of our customers have code they
prefer to keep proprietary for various business reasons, they are still very
interested in contributing to and benefiting from open source development.
Shared library support makes this possible, and RidgeRun has allowed those
using MMU-less systems to take advantage of this benefit for the first time."
Other important benefits of shared library support include reduced memory
footprint through shared code, and the ability to upgrade libraries used by
multiple programs in the embedded device.
RidgeRun exclusively focuses on bringing the reliability and flexibility
of Linux to embedded Internet appliances based on DSPs (digital signal
processors). RidgeRun's DSPLinux(TM) and Escali(TM) platforms leverage the
power of Texas Instruments dual-core DSP+ARM architectures to deliver the
performance-leading platform for wireless, broadband and multimedia
appliances. RidgeRun can be reached at www.ridgerun.com or by e-mail to
RidgeRun and DSPLinux are trademarks of RidgeRun, Inc.
Linux is the registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in many countries.
It is used by RidgeRun under license.
All other products and trademarks mentioned herein are the property of
their respective owners.
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