Ångström was started by a small group of people who worked on the OpenEmbedded, OpenZaurus and OpenSimpad projects to unify their effort to make a stable and userfriendly distribution for embedded devices like handhelds, set top boxes and network-attached storage devices and more.

Our name is Ångström, not OpenEmbedded Ångström. While Ångström is currently using OpenEmbedded heavily through the Yocto Project it isn’t including it in its name. So if you send out a press-release, please use the proper name.

Ångström is versatile, it scales down to devices with 4MB of flash to devices with terabytes of RAID storage. Someday it might even run on a toaster :)