The CAN Development Kits for Linux offer the needed support for the developer of own applications for the PC/CAN interface family CPC. They include the device driver for the interface and a library, whose API forms the software interface to the application. Due to the fact that this interface is device independent an application can communicate with all interfaces supported by a device driver. Easy source code examples facilitate starting. The common API between Linux and Windows guarantee an easy portability. No further royalties will arise while distributing the application in binary form due to the company bound development license model.