Home > OS News > eCosCentric Announces eCos 2.0 Beta eCosCentric Announces eCos 2.0 Beta Eugenia Loli 2003-03-17 OS News 5 Comments eCosCentric Limited working in conjunction with the eCos maintainers, today announced the release of eCos 2.0 Beta, the latest version of the eCos real-time operating system. About The Author Eugenia Loli Ex-programmer, ex-editor in chief at OSNews.com, now a visual artist/filmmaker. Follow me on Twitter @EugeniaLoli 5 Comments 2003-03-18 9:44 am Yes I have to agree, I love eComStation 2003-03-18 12:54 pm So this is another real time OS like QNX I guess. 2003-03-18 5:53 pm ecos is a embedded os aimed for cellphones afaik. And it’s sponsored by redhat. 2003-03-18 6:30 pm >>>And it’s sponsored by redhat. Not anymore. RedHat fired all their ecos engineers last year and some of those out-of-work people formed eCosCentric. The only thing RedHat do for ecos right now is that the redhat website is still hosting the project, that’s it. You will also notice that ecos 2.0 is under a “modified” GPL licence, because plain GPL licence is problematic in embedded environment. Which kind of reinforced IBM’s point (see their old interview by the S/390 guy) that GPL embedded linux is a dead end. 2003-03-19 12:22 am Ah thanks sam for clarifying i was trying to get some info on this just some days ago, thanks for giving me the heads up for a change . Cheers Rob.