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CGL Collateral Documents

Carrier Grade Linux Datasheet" (723K)(pdf) This is an overview of the former OSDL Carrier Grade Linux Working Group. This document can be used as the source for a new Linux Foundation datasheet that can be used by members for trade shows, presentations, or other marketing outreach opportunities to provide information regarding the work group structure as well as the requirement definition documents.

CGL Publications

Carrier Grade Linux Reg Race Begins by Erin Joyce (

Carrier Grade Linux: Adoption and Deployments by Ibrahim Haddad (OSDL) in Linux Planet (July, 2005)

Carrier Grade Linux: Advancing Linux in the Communications Space by Ibrahim Haddad (OSDL) in LinuxWorld Magazine (July, 2005)

Carrier Grade Linux: Overview of Linux in Telecom by Ibrahim Haddad (OSDL) in Linux Planet (June 23, 2005)

Open Source Mobile Phones by Bill Weinberg (OSDL) in LinuxWorld Magazine (July, 2005)

Reinventing Telecom with Linux and VoIP by Bill Weinberg (OSDL) in Embedded Systems Europe (June/July, 2005)

Carrier Grade Linux 3.0 by Bill Weinberg (OSDL) in Embedded Computing Design (May, 2005)

Carrier Grade Linux: The Next Generation by John Cherry (OSDL), Takashi Ikebe (NTT Labs), Terence Chen (Intel), Steven Dake (MontaVista) in LinuxWorld Magazine (March, 2005)

AdvancedTCA and Carrier Grade Linux by Kirti Devi (Intel) in LinuxWorld Magazine (November, 2004)

OSDL and Carrier-Grade Linux: the Full Story Stuart Cohen interviewed by Ibrahim Haddad (OSDL) in LinuxWorld Magazine (July, 2004)

Server Features in the Linux Kernel by Ibrahim Haddad (OSDL) in LinuxWorld Magazine (July, 2004)

OSDL's Carrier-Grade Linux by Ibrahim Haddad (OSDL) in O'Reilly Linux DevCenter

Carrier Grade Linux by Mika Kukkonen (Nokia) in Embedded Computing Design

Linux in Carrier Grade Applications by Glenn Seiler (MontaVista) in Embedded Computing Design

Linux on the Line - the Open Source Development Lab is the in Place to Be for Hardened Linux by Doug Dreyer (IBM) in Open Magazine

Optimize Linux to Meet Carrier Grade Requirements by John Mehaffey (MontaVista) in CommsDesign Magazine

MontaVista rolls Linux for telecom carriers in EE Times

IBM to Help Telecom Carriers Build Next-Generation Apps, Networks in Infoworld


Accelerating Linux Deployments in Telecommunications by Ibrahim Haddad (OSDL) at Supercomm 2005

The OSDL Carrier Grade Linux Initiative by Ibrahim Haddad (OSDL) for the MultiService Forum, 2005

CGL presentation at OLS 2005 by Ibrahim Haddad (OSDL) at the Ottawa Linux Symposium (July, 2005)

Toward Carrier Grade Platforms by Ibrahim Haddad (OSDL) at Ottawa Linux Symposium (July, 2004)

White Papers

Technical Scope White Paper (251K)(pdf) This 12 page white paper describes the overall scope of the Carrier Grade Linux Working Group, in terms of the target application, functional areas, and standards to be addressed.

Architecture Specification, V1.1 (288K)(pdf) This paper articulates the specific features to be implemented by V1.0 of Carrier Grade Linux as they relate to the Requirements Definition.

Clustering Papers

The following papers were used as the basis for discussions when the CGL working group was developing a clustering model.

OSDL Clustering Whitepaper - OSDL

CGL Clustering Model - Alcatel

Clustering Model Proposal - Ericsson Corporation

Linux Clustering Software for Telecom - Intel Corporation

Foundational Components of Service Availability - Montavista

NTT Clustering Model - NTT Network Service Systems Laboratories, NTT Corporation