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
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.
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
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.