Carrier Grade Linux: Linux in Telecom - page 5
Linux and the Telecommunication Industry--Overview
Linux with carrier grade characteristics provides an essential building block that allows TEMs and NEPs to build open communication platforms. The CGL initiative is a community effort: TEMs, NEPs and Carriers supply requirements; OSDL members gather requirements and create specifications; OSDL members, community, and ISVs implement projects; Distribution suppliers build and register CGL platforms; TEMs, NEPs and Carriers deploy.
Carrier Grade Linux is real! CGL 1.1 and CGL 2.0 based platforms and applications are shipping worldwide; CGL 3.1 distributions and platforms will be available in 2006. The goal of the CGL initiative is to accelerate the development and deployment of Linux in the telecommunications industry. So far, we are on target!
The CGL initiative is based on cooperation between companies and individuals and participation is open to everyone. Please consider this as an invitation to get involved.
Next month, I will present on CGL adoption and deployments in mobile infrastructures with two case studies. Stay tuned.
- OSDL: http://www.osdl.org
- CGL Initiative: http://www.osdl.org/lab_activities/carrier_grade_linux
- CGL Registration: http://www.osdl.org/lab_activities/carrier_grade_linux/registration.html/document_view
- CGL Requirements Definition Documents: http://www.osdl.org/lab_activities/carrier_grade_linux/documents.html/
- CGL Publications: http://www.osdl.org/lab_activities/carrier_grade_linux/articles.html/
- SA Forum: http://www.saforum.org
- PICMG: http://www.picmg.org
- Reinventing telecom with Linux and VoIP: http://i.cmpnet.com/embedded/europe/esejun05/esejun05p30.pdf
- Carrier Grade Linux 3.0: Building out and looking forward: http://www.embedded-computing.com/pdfs/OSDL.May05.pdf
- CGL registered distributions: http:www.osdl.org/lab_activities/carrier_grade_linux/registration.html
About the author
Ibrahim Haddad is an OSDL member leading the Carrier Grade Linux Initiative and promoting the development and adoption of Linux in the communication industry. Prior to joining OSDL, he was a senior researcher at the Research and Innovation Department, of Ericsson Research Corporate, in Montreal, Canada, where he was involved with the server system architecture for 3G wireless IP networks. Ibrahim is a Contributing Editor for the Linux Journal and Linux Today, and is a frequent contributor to the O'Reilly Network, Unix Sys admin, LinuxWorld magazine, and Linux User and Developer. He is also a featured speaker and panelist at conferences such as Linux World, SuperComm, Real World Linux, Ottawa Linux Symposium, in addition to the more academic conferences held by IEEE, ACM, and USENIX. He is currently a Doctoral of Science Candidate at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada, researching "Scalable Architectures for High-Availability Web Server Clusters."
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