Embedded Linux isn't like "normal" Linux, which is available in tidy little distros where someone else makes all the tough decisions about what gets included. In the embedded world, the developer decides everything from the system content to the method for building that
content into a cohesive package, and very often that same developer also makes decisions about the hardware. This is one busy developer. So in that context, the question of "which embedded Linux is best?" takes on many facets. Which kernel, which packages, and which drivers? Which build system is best, and under which circumstances? Should I start with Buildroot, use a pre-designed solution like Android, follow emerging standards like the Yocto Project, or just DIY - which even some large corporations do? This panel brings together a team of four seasoned embedded engineers to discuss how they make decisions and solve problems.
DIY: Tim Bird
Android: Karim Yaghmour
Buildroot: Thomas Petazzoni
Yocto Project: Ross Burton
Community Manager for the Yocto Projet, Intel Corporation
Jefro works at Intel Corporation as the community manager for the Yocto Project. He has been involved in embedded Linux for many years, and regularly speaks at Linux conferences worldwide.
Senior Software Engeineer, Sony Mobile
Tim Bird is a Senior Software Engineer for Sony Mobile Communications, where he helps Sony improve the Linux kernel for use in Sony's products. Tim is also the Chair of the Architecture Group of the CE Working Group of the Linux Foundation. This group seeks to improve Linux for use in consumer electronics products. In this position, Tim directs technical initiatives, and encourages companies to publish their improvements to Linux and participate in the open source community. Tim has been working... Read More →
Userspace Architect, Intel
Ross Burton is a Userspace Architect for the Yocto Project at Intel, leading the direction of upper-stack components such as X, Wayland, Bluez and systemd. Previously he has worked at OpenedHand on Maemo and Poky before the Yocto Project existed, before being acquired by Intel to work on MeeGo and Moblin. Recently he has given presentations about Yocto Project at the Automotive Linux Summit and Intel's OSTS.
CTO and Embedded Linux Engineer, Free Electrons
Thomas Petazzoni is CTO and embedded Linux engineer at Free Electrons. He is a Linux kernel developer working on support for the Marvell Armada 370/XP ARM SoCs, and also older Marvell SoCs, for which a big Device Tree effort has been made the last years. He is also a major contributor to the Buildroot project.
Karim Yaghmour is CEO of Opersys, which specializes in Embedded Android and Embedded Linux, and best defines himself as part serial entrepreneur, part unrepentant geek. He's the author of O'Reilly's Embedded Android, the first book to cover Android's internals, and Building Embedded Linux Systems, which sold tens of thousands of copies worldwide and has been translated into several different languages. Karim pioneered the world of Linux tracing by introducing the Linux Trace Toolkit (LTT) in the... Read More →
Friday October 25, 2013 9:30am - 10:10am
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