MEDIA ADVISORY: Wind River Sponsors Linux Kernel Network Developers Conference – NETCONF 2005

WHAT: Wind River Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: WIND), the global leader in Device Software Optimization (DSO), is co-sponsoring NETCONF 2005, an exclusive invitation only Linux kernel-level networking design meeting, in conjunction with Ericsson. The annual conference, which gathers Linux community influencers from around the globe, is coined as the ‘inner circle’ of maintainers and developers responsible for the code that comprises the networking subsystem of the Linux kernel. NETCONF 2005 provides a unique opportunity for a face to face working meeting to explore bold new ideas and move development forward.

WHERE: Ericsson Research Canada
Montreal, Canada

WHEN: July 14-15, 2005

WHY: As the leading global provider of Device Software Optimization (DSO) products and services, Wind River is fully committed to accelerating the shift toward standardization and open development solutions. Recent efforts include offering updates to the Transparent Inter Process Communication (TIPC) protocol that provides the portability of code between Linux and Wind River’s VxWorks operating systems, a joint collaboration with Ericsson.

Further expanding Wind River’s arsenal of products for Linux-based device software optimization, the Wind River General Purpose Platform, Linux Edition and the Wind River Platform for Network Equipment, Linux Edition became generally available in June. Both Platforms provide device manufacturers with a runtime environment that seamlessly integrates the Linux operating system and robust middleware with Wind River Workbench, the industry’s most comprehensive development suite. Also in June, the company formally registered Wind River Platform for Network Equipment, Linux Edition 1.1 as compliant with the CGL 2.0 specification with Open Source Development Labs (OSDL).

Wind River is an active sponsor of key open source initiatives including the Eclipse Foundation,, GNU, Open Source Development Labs (OSDL) Carrier Grade Linux (CGL) Working Group and the Consumer Electronics Linux Forum (CELF).

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About Wind River
Wind River is the global leader in Device Software Optimization (DSO). Wind River enables companies to develop and run device software better, faster, at a lower cost and more reliably. Wind River Platforms are pre-integrated, fully standardized enterprise-wide development solutions. They reduce effort, cost and risk, and optimize quality and reliability at all phases of the device software development process from concept to deployed product.

Founded in 1981, Wind River is headquartered in Alameda, California, with operations worldwide. To learn more, visit Wind River at or call Wind River at 1-800-872-4977.

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Global Corporate Communications