Green, green hills of open source

Green, green hills of open source

Summary: Those of you with extra RAM in your cranium may recall the tale of Green Hills Software, whose founder, Dan O'Dowd (right, from the Green Hills Web site), recently went on the warpath against open source, calling Linux tools "a myth" and claiming open source "a threat to national security."Well, maybe (as with parents) you should do as he does, not what he says.

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Those of you with extra RAM in your cranium may recall the tale of Green Hills Software, whose founder, Dan O'Dowd (right, from the Green Hills Web site), recently went on the warpath against open source, calling Linux tools "a myth" and claiming open source "a threat to national security."

Well, maybe (as with parents) you should do as he does, not what he says.

It seems Green Hills is now shipping something it calls "Padded Cell Technology." Its aim? To let you use Linux tools under GreenHill's Integrity, a Real Time Operating System often sold to military and industrial customers.

Topic: Open Source

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