Embedded Linux easier

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Scheduled: Thursday, November 4, 2010 from 9:00 – 9:45am in President's Ballroom

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An approach to making it easier to work with embedded Linux


While there are many server and client focused Linux distributions, the vast majority of the market is covered by a small handful of flavors and their derivatives.

The embedded Linux market is quite different, to cover 80% of the market you need to work with hundreds of different tool sets, root images, kernels, BSPs, etc.

What would it take to make embedded Linux easier for developers? What would it take make it easier to create a working starting point for a specific board? To collect BSPs, to have the right tools in one place that work on the majority of the architectures and boards?

This talk will discuss an attempt to tackle this problem.




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    Dirk Hohndel

    Intel Corporation


    Dirk Hohndel, Chief Linux and Open Source Technologist, Intel Corporation

    Dirk has been an active developer and contributor in the Linux space since its earliest days. Among other roles, he worked as Chief Technology Officer of SuSE and as Vice President of The XFree86 Project, Inc.
    Dirk joined Intel in 2001. He works in the Software and Services Group and focuses on the technology direction of Intel’s Open Source Technology Center and guides Intel’s engagements in open source. He is an active contributor in many open source projects and organizations, various program committees and advisory boards.
    Dirk holds a Diploma in Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of W├╝rzburg, Germany. He lives in Portland, OR.

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