Platform independent project-based Yocto Linux distribution

Platform independent project-based Yocto Linux distribution

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Hosted by the Linux Foundation, the Yocto Project is an open source collaboration project providing templates, tools and methods to help developers create embedded Linux-based systems, regardless of the hardware architecture. By providing a common build system and collaboratively developed technologies, the Yocto Project gives developers a valuable starting point and helps them avoid duplicated efforts and unnecessary maintenance. Wind River is a Yocto Project founding member and Gold member of the advisory board, and actively holds key maintainer and technical lead positions.
Built on a Yocto Project-based infrastructure, Wind River Linux helps developers rapidly implement highly interoperable, platform-independent Linux projects. Wind River Linux works with Yocto Project Compatible board support packages (BSP) and software or middleware.
In addition to Yocto Project compatibility, Wind River Linux delivers a commercial-grade Linux platform and easy out-of-the box user experience with the latest open source technologies, fully integrated development tools, worldwide support and maintenance, and expert professional services. Wind River Linux supports an array of hardware including ARM, Intel, MIPS and Power architectures.
Broad participation and support of the Yocto Project environment across the ecosystem is helping developers achieve greater cross-platform compatibility and component interoperability. Compatibility with the Yocto Project can reduce fragmentation by fostering collaborative development using a common set of tools and practices. Compatibility also ensures these tools and methodologies are architecturally independent for increased portability of software and middleware and decreased costs of their extensibility and maintenance.
"By using a common build system developed by one of the largest open source projects, developers can avoid starting from scratch and focus on developing differentiated Linux devices that maximize return on investment," said Chris Buerger, senior director of open platform products at Wind River. "Wind River Linux delivers the latest open source innovations, as well as compatibility and interoperability possible from the Yocto Project, combined with the confidence that comes with a leading commercial-grade embedded Linux product and global support and long-term maintenance."
"Yocto Project champions like Wind River are helping advance the technical evolution of Linux," said Amanda McPherson, vice president of marketing and developer services for the Linux Foundation. "The Yocto Project is designed to provide a common set of build tools for embedded Linux development that reduce costs and fragmentation. The response across the embedded industry has been tremendous with major software and hardware players stepping up to participate."

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