Loading…
Collab Summit 2016 has ended
View analytic
Wednesday, March 30 • 2:40pm - 3:05pm
Upstreaming Hardware Support in the Linux Kernel: Why and How? - Thomas Petazzoni, Free Electons

Sign up or log in to save this to your schedule and see who's attending!

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.

Speakers
avatar for Thomas Petazzoni

Thomas Petazzoni

Bootlin (formerly Free Electrons)
Thomas Petazzoni is CTO and embedded Linux developer at Bootlin (formerly Free Electrons). He is a co-maintainer of the Buildroot project and also a contributor to the Linux kernel, helping adding support for Marvell ARM processors.


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

Attendees (15)