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Wednesday, March 30 • 2:40pm - 3:05pm
Upstreaming Hardware Support in the Linux Kernel: Why and How? - Thomas Petazzoni, Free Electons

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Over the last four years, Free Electrons has consistently been in the top 20 companies contributing to the Linux kernel by number of included patches. In cooperation with hardware vendors, and with only 6 full time engineers, we have added or improved the support for numerous hardware platforms or devices, by contributing thousands of patches.

In this talk, we will discuss the benefits gained by the hardware vendors from this upstreaming strategy, and then detail the key factors that lead to that success as well as common obstacles to overcome.

By sharing our experience on the why and how to work with the upstream Linux kernel, we hope to encourage and help other companies in starting or continuing their own community cooperation.

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Thomas Petazzoni

CTO and Embedded Linux Engineer, Free Electrons
Thomas Petazzoni is CTO and embedded Linux engineer at Free Electrons. He contributes to the support of Marvell ARM processors in the Linux kernel, and is a major contributor to the Buildroot embedded Linux build system. As part of his Buildroot work, Thomas has done extensive contributions to the code building cross-compilation toolchains and the code importing existing cross-compilation toolchains in Buildroot.

Wednesday March 30, 2016 2:40pm - 3:05pm
Grand Sierra Ballroom A

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