Wind River Joins the OpenSAF Foundation to Promote Open Source High Availability

OpenSAF Welcomes Another Industry Leader; Wind River to Devote

Developer Resources to Help Implement Open Source High Availability in the

Telecommunications Industry

May 12, 2008, 01:00 ET from OpenSAF Foundation

    DANVILLE, Calif., May 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The OpenSAF
 Foundation today announced that Wind River Systems, Inc., a leader in
 Device Software, and embedded Linux distributor is the newest member of the
 OpenSAF Foundation. As part of the OpenSAF project, Wind River joins other
 industry leaders to develop and create a reference implementation of high
 availability (HA) base platform middleware based on SA Forum specifications
 and SCOPE Alliance recommendations. Wind River will also support the
 efforts of its developers who choose to contribute time and expertise to
 accelerate the completion of the OpenSAF project. In addition to
 contributing to the OpenSAF project, Wind River joins the Board of
 Directors of the OpenSAF Foundation to help drive the adoption of a High
 Availability Middleware implementation of OpenSAF throughout the
 telecommunications and networking industries.
     "Wind River is a strong supporter of the open source movement and we
 believe there is a clear trend in the industry to move open source software
 up the stack beyond the operating system. HA Middleware is a key building
 block that is now being addressed by the open source community, just like
 the operating system with Linux was 10 years ago," said Glenn Seiler,
 director of Networking Strategy and Solutions, Wind River. "The OpenSAF
 Foundation is a frontrunner in promoting next-generation open source HA
 solutions, and Wind River is delighted to join this movement."
     The telecommunications industry is shifting towards open specifications
 and free open source software (FOSS) to reduce development costs, time to
 market and enhance vendor interoperability. Launched in January 2008, the
 OpenSAF Foundation is a nonprofit organization whose charter is to help
 support an Open Source high availability base platform middleware
 consistent with the Service Availability(TM) Forum (SA Forum(TM)). The
 OpenSAF Foundation will provide an environment for the implementation and
 testing of Carrier Grade base platform middleware that focuses on the
 priorities and gaps identified by the SCOPE Alliance. The addition of Wind
 River will provide a broader base of experience to support these
     "OpenSAF is pleased to have Wind River join the foundation," said John
 Fryer, president of OpenSAF Foundation. "As one of the leaders in the Open
 Source community Wind River well positioned to make significant
 contributions to both the Foundation and the OpenSAF project in completing
 the software and accelerating its utilization and adoption by the
 Telecommunications industry as well as the High Availability segment of the
 IT industry. We look forward to working with them towards the completion of
 the OpenSAF project."
     The OpenSAF's initial code base was contributed by Emerson Network
 Power and is licensed under the GNU Lesser General Public License, version
 2.1 (LGPL v2.1). Anyone can participate in the OpenSAF project by
 downloading the code, subject to accepting the terms and conditions of the
 LGPL v2.1 license.
     About OpenSAF
     OpenSAF is an Open Source Project established to develop a base
 platform High Availability middleware consistent with Service Availability
 Forum(TM) (SA Forum) specifications, under the LGPLv2.1 license. The
 OpenSAF Foundation was established by leading Communications and Computing
 Companies to facilitate the OpenSAF Project and to accelerate the adoption
 of the OpenSAF code base in commercial products. The OpenSAF project was
 launched in mid 2007 and has been under development by an informal group of
 supporters of the OpenSAF initiative.

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