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Lynx to Donate Advanced Messaging to Linux Open-Source Community

Written By: P. Hayes
Published On: July 24 2000

Lynx to Donate Advanced Messaging to Linux Open-Source Community
P. Hayes - July 24, 2000

Event Summary

SAN JOSE, Calif., Lynx Real-Time Systems, Inc., announced the donation of Lynx Messenger for BlueCat Linux, its high-performance messaging technology, to the Linux open-source community to establish a new standard for advanced CompactPCI inter-board messaging in distributed and high availability (HA) systems.

Market Impact

Lynx messaging technology supports multiple operating systems and protocols, thereby allowing for greater flexibility in installation and configuration. Through the release of Lynx's Messenger Technology code to the 'Open-Source' community they hope to gain a strong foothold in Linux messaging as the operating system gains in popularity.

While Lynx may not realize any immediate benefit from releasing code to the open-source community, future positive repercussions may prove extremely fruitful. Sendmail, Inc. is another messaging company who makes full use of the open-source community and has realized tremendous growth and success as a direct result. The open-source community allows a company to not only 'beta-test' and QA (Quality Assure) its software more rapidly, but also allows for additional improvements and features to be added to the product.

User Recommendations

The release bodes well with Linux open source developers who generally take kindly to companies who make their software code available for re-tooling, testing, and engineering, and often implementation and use. This news release really only appeals to Linux messaging developers and companies positioned on the Linux fence.

 
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