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Friday, October 25 • 9:30am - 10:10am
Keynote - Embedded Build Systems Panel - Tim Bird, Sony Mobile; Ross Burton, Intel; Thomas Petazzoni, Free Electrons; Karim Yaghmour, Opersys; Jeff Osier-Mixon, Intel (Moderator)

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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 

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Jeff Osier-Mixon

Open Source Community Engineer, Intel Corporation / Yocto Project
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.

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Tim Bird

Senior Software Engeineer, Sony Mobile
Tim Bird is a Senior Staff Software Engineer for Sony Corporation, 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. Tim has been working with Linux for over 20 years and has spoken at numerous events, include almost all Embedded Linux Conferences, and many LinuxCon events.

Ross Burton

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.
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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.
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Karim Yaghmou

CEO, Opersys inc.
Karim is part serial entrepreneur, part unrepentant geek. He's most widely know for his O'Reilly books: "Building Embedded Linux Systems" and "Embedded Android". As an active member of the open source community since the mid-90's, he pioneered the world of Linux tracing with the Linux Trace Toolkit and introduced Adeos, one of the first nanokernels/hypervisors for Linux. As part of his work, he's had the privilege of working with teams from a... Read More →

Friday October 25, 2013 9:30am - 10:10am

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