LTSI Value Proposition

For the Consumer Electronics Industry

  • Efficient and less-expensive operations in enabling Linux to a variety of devices with less fragmented use of Linux within individual companies and within the industry
  • Efficient resources use with less resources focusing on internal Linux trees 
  • Easy to apply latest bug fixes, troublesoot and determine problems
  • As the  differences between the LTSI tree and the latest version of upstream tree are expected to be small due to feature back-porting, industry engineers can work with community engineers to test and fix on the latest version easily.
  • No need to apply some local fixes anymore
  • Some local fixes will be either incorporated into upstream through the industry staging tree and back-ported into the LTSI tree by the LTSI BP team, or, directly incorporated into the LTSI tree and upstreamed by an LTSI upstreaming engineer.
  • Additional features which are beneficial for the industry are available in the LTSI tree
  • The LTSI project accepts features which are not incorporated into upstream yet but are very beneficial for the industry, and continuously works with an author to upstream it.  Therefore, the industry can use optimized Linux for the industry.
  • More close interactions with upstream engineers
  • Through this project, the LTSI team encourages industry engineers to work with upstream engineers, and connects both.

For the Semiconductor Industry

  • Enhancements and bug fixes in upstream will be propagated to the LTSI tree, then, applied to distributions and actual embedded systems.  This is a very effective way to enhance and maintain their code.
  • Semiconductor vendors can directly contribute to the LTSI tree to integrate latest features, and creates an LTSI based BSP which is ready to be merged into the current product software stack by the set vendors.
  • No need to work on an individual tree inside customers privately to merge with the BSP for newly designed SoC.

For Distributors

  • As the LTSI Back Port Team maintains the LTSI tree up-to-date, distributors can focus on their differentiations.

For the Linux Community

  • Better communications with industry engineers with a common code base.
  • More contributions are expected from the consumer electronics industry.