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FAA Grants RSC Status to Linux-Friendly RTOS 99

BoulderDad writes " is reporting that a proprietary RTOS capable of running Linux binaries has been certified by the FAA as a re-usable software component (RSC). LynuxWorks says LynxOS-178's RSC acceptance will enable greater software reuse among integrators and developers of safety-critical aerospace and defense components."
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FAA Grants RSC Status to Linux-Friendly RTOS

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  • NGTH (Score:2, Insightful)

    by Kawahee ( 901497 ) on Monday March 20, 2006 @07:09PM (#14960701) Homepage Journal
    The article says it allows for better integration into mission critical applications. However, I don't see this happening.

    Realistically, mission-critical developers aren't going to trust code written by the public, certified or not. There's no responsibility to the developers if something goes wrong with that code.
  • Re:NGTH (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Chirs ( 87576 ) on Monday March 20, 2006 @07:13PM (#14960725)
    Of course you don't trust it. That's why you review the code and make sure it looks okay.

    Even that can be a whole lot cheaper than writing it yourself.

The number of computer scientists in a room is inversely proportional to the number of bugs in their code.