Lineo Embedix GPL Compliance Toolset to Ship

GPL Compliance Toolset Protects Developers

From Unintentional Violation of Open Source Software Licenses



Aug 28, 2001, 01:00 ET from Lineo, Inc.

    SALT LAKE CITY, Aug. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Lineo(R), Inc., a leading
 innovator of embedded systems and real-time solutions, today announced the
 availability of the Lineo Embedix(TM) GPL Compliance Toolset.  The GPL
 (General Public License) Compliance Tooolset, expected to ship in September,
 2001, gives OEMs and embedded developers the confidence to combine the
 benefits of both open source and proprietary software in the same embedded
 solution.
     "The Lineo Embedix GPL Compliance Toolset was built to guide embedded
 systems developers through the extensive maze of software code license
 compliance issues," said Dan Montierth, general manager of the Lineo tools
 product line.  "The GPL Compliance Toolset gives knowledge to the decision
 maker, whether that person is a developer or the company general counsel, to
 help make an educated decision to release code to the open source community or
 to keep it proprietary."
     When initiated against the developer's software project, the GPL
 Compliance Toolset identifies source code pulled from more than 40 common
 licenses via the following quick and comprehensive process:
 
     1  The Code Review Wizard evaluates developer coding habits and areas of
        exposure.
 
     2  The Library Check scans all executables and used libraries for
        associated libraries and generates a report of the findings.
 
     3  The License Report Wizard generates a report of all licenses used
        within the project.
 
     The following is a sample of licenses covered by the GPL Compliance
 Toolset:
 
     artistic / ash / bsd / bzip2 / cgetty / dhcpd / doc-lilo / elvis-tiny /
 file / flex / freetype / gpl / lgpl / libpam / libpwdb / libz / lilo / lineo /
 lsof / mgetty / micro_inetd / mpl / ncurses / none / pcmcia-cs / pidentd /
 popt / ppp / strace / tcpdump / tcp_wrappers / thttpd / tinylogin / unzip /
 vixie-cron / wu-ftpd / zoneinfo
 
     About Lineo, Inc.
     Lineo(R), Inc. provides embedded systems and real-time solutions that
 include software, hardware reference designs and professional services.
 Lineo's solutions allow OEMs to create devices and systems that interact with
 the Internet while helping OEMs to reduce system requirements, per-unit costs
 and time-to-market.  The company's key product lines include: Embedix(TM)
 (embedded Linux system software), uClinux(TM) (embedded Linux for MMU-less
 processors), SecureEdge(TM) (Linux-based Internet appliances including VPN
 Internet routers, firewalls and network attached storage), RTXC(TM) (general
 purpose and DSP real-time operating system), BeaconSuite(TM) (x86 development
 toolkit) and RTXC(TM) Quadros(TM) (a real-time operating system for
 multi-processor devices).  Contact Lineo at http://www.lineo.com, via e-mail
 to info@lineo.com or by calling (801) 426-5001.
 
     Lineo is a registered trademark of Lineo, Inc.  Embedix is a trademark of
 Lineo, Inc.  Linux is a registered trademark owned by Linus Torvalds.  All
 other products, services, companies and publications are trademarks or
 registered trademarks of their respective owners.
 
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SOURCE Lineo, Inc.
    SALT LAKE CITY, Aug. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Lineo(R), Inc., a leading
 innovator of embedded systems and real-time solutions, today announced the
 availability of the Lineo Embedix(TM) GPL Compliance Toolset.  The GPL
 (General Public License) Compliance Tooolset, expected to ship in September,
 2001, gives OEMs and embedded developers the confidence to combine the
 benefits of both open source and proprietary software in the same embedded
 solution.
     "The Lineo Embedix GPL Compliance Toolset was built to guide embedded
 systems developers through the extensive maze of software code license
 compliance issues," said Dan Montierth, general manager of the Lineo tools
 product line.  "The GPL Compliance Toolset gives knowledge to the decision
 maker, whether that person is a developer or the company general counsel, to
 help make an educated decision to release code to the open source community or
 to keep it proprietary."
     When initiated against the developer's software project, the GPL
 Compliance Toolset identifies source code pulled from more than 40 common
 licenses via the following quick and comprehensive process:
 
     1  The Code Review Wizard evaluates developer coding habits and areas of
        exposure.
 
     2  The Library Check scans all executables and used libraries for
        associated libraries and generates a report of the findings.
 
     3  The License Report Wizard generates a report of all licenses used
        within the project.
 
     The following is a sample of licenses covered by the GPL Compliance
 Toolset:
 
     artistic / ash / bsd / bzip2 / cgetty / dhcpd / doc-lilo / elvis-tiny /
 file / flex / freetype / gpl / lgpl / libpam / libpwdb / libz / lilo / lineo /
 lsof / mgetty / micro_inetd / mpl / ncurses / none / pcmcia-cs / pidentd /
 popt / ppp / strace / tcpdump / tcp_wrappers / thttpd / tinylogin / unzip /
 vixie-cron / wu-ftpd / zoneinfo
 
     About Lineo, Inc.
     Lineo(R), Inc. provides embedded systems and real-time solutions that
 include software, hardware reference designs and professional services.
 Lineo's solutions allow OEMs to create devices and systems that interact with
 the Internet while helping OEMs to reduce system requirements, per-unit costs
 and time-to-market.  The company's key product lines include: Embedix(TM)
 (embedded Linux system software), uClinux(TM) (embedded Linux for MMU-less
 processors), SecureEdge(TM) (Linux-based Internet appliances including VPN
 Internet routers, firewalls and network attached storage), RTXC(TM) (general
 purpose and DSP real-time operating system), BeaconSuite(TM) (x86 development
 toolkit) and RTXC(TM) Quadros(TM) (a real-time operating system for
 multi-processor devices).  Contact Lineo at http://www.lineo.com, via e-mail
 to info@lineo.com or by calling (801) 426-5001.
 
     Lineo is a registered trademark of Lineo, Inc.  Embedix is a trademark of
 Lineo, Inc.  Linux is a registered trademark owned by Linus Torvalds.  All
 other products, services, companies and publications are trademarks or
 registered trademarks of their respective owners.
 
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 SOURCE  Lineo, Inc.