LTSI Video



On the Road: To Provide a Long Term Stable Linux For Industry
Tsugikazu Shibata, NEC

Consumer Electronics is a most excited Industry in the World now. Many manufacturers are providing a lot of excellent products using Linux. However, products' life cycles are being really very short, development cost for such products are increasing. Also, changes for the Linux kernel in such manufacturers are not merged into upstream. LTSI (Long-Term Stable Initiative) had been established October last year to share common cost regarding to the Linux kernel in the industry and also help industry engineers to merge their patches into upstream. This talk will start from overview of the LTSI and discuss about development process of Long-term stable Linux kernel, how industry people can use it, how to participate the process of LTSI and so on. Also how LTSI project will help industry engineer to participate upstream community could be discussed. This talk will be intended to provide such information for managers and engineers in the embedded industry and not necessary to have specific knowledge.




Close Encounters of the Upstream Resource
Hisao Munakata, Renesas

Hisao Munakata from Renesas discusses the upstream resource.ion gap issue" was common criticism for the embedded industry that pointed low patch submission rate against other business due to not sharing new kernel code. After we start adopting Android as a common embedded Linux base I think situation is changing now. Because it always comes with pretty fresh version of kernel for each release. Of course this is very good trend to shorten the gap between community work.However it looks like majority of industry developers still could not fully utilize upstream resources as they are not accustomed to such situation. In this session I will conduct an analysis of current production design issues and then try to show some hints with examples how to make better sync to the upstream activity. I hope this will be beneficial for both programmer and manager who designs a product with relatively new kernel code. Hisao Munakata, Renesas Solutions Corp Munakata is an executive manager of Renesas Solutions Corp and he is leading opensource development initiative in Renesas. He had made some talk at previous LinuxCon Japan and Automotive Linux Summit.He has an Architecture Gr. co-chair role in Linux Foundation CEWG and he support LTSI (Long Term Stable kernel Initiative) project in CEWG.LTSI is a brand new long term stable kernel maintenance scheme that support new feature integration as well as security/bug fix of community LTS version kernel to help embedded industry Linux utilization.Renesas has tried to add new device driver code in upstream as much as possible, so that anyone can run latest Linux kernel as a major kernel code contributor company. He support product development team with the help of upstream contributor in Renesas as well. Based on those experience he want to build nice teamwork scheme across upstream and production designer.


 Collaboration in the Open Source World 

Tsugikazu Shibata, NEC

The value of Open Source Software is not only software itself but also collaboration among many different types of people. The talk will present such value of collaboration in cases of different industries such as Enterprise and Embedded and also how to maximize the collaboration.