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Thursday, May 30 • 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Finding the Long-Term Usable Linux Kernel for the Embedded Products - Tsugikazu Shibata, NEC and Simon Horman, Horms Solutions

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There are a huge number of embedded devices running Linux in the market, and it is expanding rapidly. Manufactures are providing latest and greatest products with rapid release cycles.
By using Linux, We can pick any version freely, but if we cannot pick the right version, that will make us many problem. If we pick the right version, that makes us great benefit. 

This talk will discuss how to decide the kernel version and keep it maintain kernel by the view point of industry initiative LTSI (Long Term Support Initiative). Also, discuss the common issue of the industry such as joining the community, and how to solve it. This talk will be intended to discuss common issue of the embedded industry with managers and engineers and not necessary to have specific knowledge.


Simon Horman

Managing Director, Horms Solutions Ltd.
Simon has been working on free and open source software for most of his professional career, initially in operations and then as a developer. As a Linux kernel developer he has worked in a vaiety of areas including networking, virtualisation and consumer electronics. | | Simon is the Managing Director of Horms Solutions Ltd., as small software development company based in Tokyo and Kobe.
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Tsugikazu Shibata

Open Source Promotion Center, NEC
He has a senior role of partner relationship for Open Source as a member of Open Source Promotion Center of NEC. He is working for OpenStack since 2011. He is also on the Board of Directors of Linux Foundation and has over a decade of activity for the Linux community. He has advocated for Open Source developers from Japan and Asia for many years.

Thursday May 30, 2013 3:00pm - 3:50pm

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