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On Thursday, October 21, EETimes will present the Embedded Linux Virtual Conference. This free event contains many presentations on embedded Linux, including discussions on RTOS, system-on-chip, and the ongoing discussion of open-source vs. commercial. With representatives from MontaVista, Mentor Graphics, Wind River, and Altera, this conference promises to be an excellent event that you don’t even need to travel for. I also see that highly-experienced embedded Linux educator Mike Anderson from The PTR Group will be a panelist.

EETimes is responsible for the Embedded Systems Conference circuit, the largest embedded conferences in the world, so you can definitely say they know what they are doing.

You can register for the virtual conference up until next Thursday, plus you get 6-month access to the archive. If you read my blog, you definitely want to attend this event.

And by the way: miners, welcome back to the surface!

Phillip Torrone (also see, open hardware evangelist bon vivant, recently posted these excellent links on the Open Hardware Summit mailing lists covering the draft Open Hardware definition and statement of principles. If you are at all interested in open hardware, please go take a look and participate in this seminal discussion.

While you’re nosing around about open hardware, check out this article on about John Wilbanks’ excellent presentation at the Open Hardware Summit.

ESC Silicon Valley is possibly the largest embedded conference, drawing many thousands of embedded professionals each spring. The Call for Papers is now open through Friday, October 29th, 2010.

Still working on catching up regarding the Open Hardware Summit two weeks ago. There are many excellent reviews of the summit available. Take a look to for my recent writeup of one of the presentations at the summit, with more to come…