O.S. Systems is actively engaged with the open source community. Our collaborators have participation on several open source projects, such as: FreeRDP, OpenEmbedded, Debian, Xorg, Linux kernel among others.
The FreeRDP project is a free implementation of the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP). RDP is the communication protocol used on the Microsoft Terminal Services for remote connection. The FreeRDP project implements both the client and server sides of the protocol.
Being the most active and feature rich RDP implementation compatible with Linux, FreeRDP has been chosen to be part of our line of products. It is currently included on O.S. ThinDesktop and O.S. ThinTerminal products.
The task of building embedded systems requires a fair amount of planning and infrastructure. The OpenEmbedded project is a framework that provides a fundamental piece of such infrastructure. With a pre designed cross-compiling environment, it allows the building of a complete Linux distribution for a variety of architectures. O.S. Systems not only uses the OpenEmbedded framework for its Linux products, but actively contributes to it as well, having inumerous commits on its repository.
Along with the OpenEmbedded framework, O.S. Systems uses on its infrastructure the Yocto project. Yocto provides a set of complementary templates, tools and methods for the OpenEmbedded framework, improving quality not only in the build process but also in the final product.
Debian is a free operating system. Debian works mainly with the GNU project and the Linux kernel, being well known as one of the most successful GNU/Linux distributions available. O.S. Systems works closely with the Debian community since the beginning of the company, being the current release manager from the Debian installer one of our collaborators.
The X.Org project provides an open source implementation of the X Window System. The Xorg project is used by most GNU/Linux distributions nowadays, and already had accepted contributions from O.S. Systems.
The Linux kernel is used on a family of unix-like operating systems, being one of the most successful examples of free and open source software. It also has O.S. Systems contributions on its repository.