Motora, Linuxcare team up
announced today that it has chosen Linuxcare to provide Linux support for
its embedded systems. This is one of the first agreements of this kind between a Linux vendor and an embedded systems company.
Under the terms of the contract, Linuxcare's Technical Support Strategic
Business Unit (SBU)
will provide backline engineering support to Motorola Computer Group's
development organization. Under its Professional Services SBU, Linuxcare
will work with the
Motorola Computer Group's product engineering and customer support services
customization and application development. The Linuxcare University SBU
will provide worldwide
courseware licensing and instructor technical support for Motorola Computer
There has been a lot of talk about the potential of Linux in various
embedded systems. With an industry leader like Motorola making this kind of agreement it, looks like we are starting to see a new trend in the embedded systems industry.