Thursday, August 23, 2007

Green Hills Software Claims Legal Victory in µ-velOSity Arbritration Case

What Happened?

Green Hills Software announced that a ruling has been made in their favor in the arbitration case with Express Logic. According to their press release, Express Logic's claims seeking copyright protection of the ThreadX API and an injunction preventing continued sales of the µ-velOSity operating system have been denied by the arbitration panel.

VDC's View

While the reseller agreement between both parties remains in effect, the business relationship from VDC's perspective is on life-support. GHS will continue to offer and support ThreadX as well as their µ-velOSity OS to their customers and prospects. In the mean time, there is speculation about what comes next from Express Logic as they assess options on how to proceed. As Yogi Berra once said, "It ain't over till it's over."

See EETimes article on this related subject.