OSDL Releases v 3.0 Carrier Grade Linux Spec
As Linux claims a growing share of the telecommunications market, CGL 3.0 is a blueprint for future expansion.Linux is achieving critical mass in a number of segments in the telecommunications market, particularly in telecom infrastructure equipment. Pointing toward an even more successful future, OSDL (Open Source Development Labs) on Thursday released version 3.0 of the CGL (Carrier Grade Linux Requirements Definition) for developer evaluation. The CGL is described as a public reference blueprint for Linux distributions, major end users, and Linux kernel developers to build Linux kernel features and associated libraries that are required by telecommunication carriers in their next-generation network infrastructure. OSDL said that it expects CGL 3.0 to begin impacting telecommunications equipment during 2006.
Consistent with that prediction, the Lab released its Carrier Grade Linux 2.0 requirements definition in October of 2003, and compatible Linux implementations began showing up approximately one year later.