3. RTEMS Stakeholders

RTEMS is a community based open source project. All users are treated as stakeholders. It is hoped that as stakeholders, users will contribute to the project, sponsor core developers, and help fund the infrastructure required to host and manage the project.

3.1. Qualification - Stakeholder Involvement

Qualification of RTEMS is a specialized activity and only specific users of RTEMS will complete a formal qualification activity. The RTEMS Project cannot self-fund this entire activity and requires stakeholder to invest in an ongoing basis to ensure the any investment they make is maintained and viable in an ongoing basis. The RTEMS core developers view steady support of the qualification effort as necessary to continue to lower the overall costs of qualification RTEMS.