Linux Foundation Appoints Dan Cauchy as Chairman of CGL Workgroup

MontaVista® Software, Inc., the leading provider of Linux® for intelligent devices and communications infrastructure, announced that Dan Cauchy of MontaVista has been named as the new chairman of The Linux Foundation’s Carrier Grade Linux Workgroup. The Linux Foundation is the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, and the foundation’s Carrier Grade Linux Workgroup improves Linux to better meet the needs of network equipment providers and telecommunications carriers.

“Carrier grade” is a term for software and hardware products that support public telecommunications and data communications networks. Carrier grade products require extremely high degrees of reliability, scalability, and performance to provide an uninterrupted flow of the enormous volume of high-bandwidth data and voice needed for today’s multimedia communications.

“Dan Cauchy and MontaVista have contributed significantly to help the Carrier Grade Linux Workgroup reach its goals,” said Jim Zemlin, executive director of the Linux Foundation. “We believe that as the workgroup’s chairman, Mr. Cauchy will effectively guide its members to meet the needs of telecommunications carriers, network equipment providers, and the Linux community.”

“MontaVista was a founding member of OSDL (The Linux Foundation’s predecessor) and has contributed to carrier grade Linux specifications and features for more than six years. Many members of the Carrier Grade Linux Workgroup are MontaVista customers.” said Cauchy. “We are glad to contribute our expertise to The Linux Foundation to help the foundation meet its goals.”

Cauchy, the Carrier Grade Linux Workgroup’s new chairman, is the director of marketing for carrier and mobile products at MontaVista Software. Leading network equipment providers such as NEC, Motorola, Alcatel-Lucent, and others have made MontaVista Linux Carrier Grade Edition the most widely-deployed Linux in the carrier grade market.

Prior to serving as director of marketing for carrier and mobile products at MontaVista Software, Cauchy acquired more than 16 years of technical and management experience in the telecom, data networking, and service provider industries for such companies as Atrica, BlueLeaf Networks, Cisco Systems, Newbridge Networks, and Nortel. Cauchy represents MontaVista at the SCOPE Alliance, an industry alliance committed to accelerating the deployment of open carrier grade base platforms for service provider applications.

About MontaVista Software
MontaVista Software, Inc. is the leading provider of Linux for intelligent devices and telecommunications infrastructure. MontaVista delivers commercial-quality Linux operating systems, time-saving development tools, expert support, and design and migration services. MontaVista has more than 400 partners, and thousands of companies use MontaVista embedded Linux to add functionality, increase reliability, reduce costs, and accelerate product development. MontaVista has offices in 15 countries.

About the Linux Foundation
The Linux Foundation is a nonprofit consortium dedicated to fostering the growth of Linux. Founded in 2007, the Linux Foundation sponsors the work of Linux creator Linus Torvalds and is supported by leading Linux and open source companies and developers from around the world. The Linux Foundation promotes, protects and standardizes Linux by providing unified resources and services needed for open source to successfully compete with closed platforms.

Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds. The Linux Foundation is a trademark of The Linux Foundation. MontaVista is a registered trademark of MontaVista Software, Inc.