Overview: 
This talk outlines the progress made by Linaro, a new not for profit organisation that drives forward innovation and aligned investment in open source software and tools. It describes Linaro’s current engineering activity, how it works with the open source community, today’s 10.11 release, and looks forward to the next six month engineering cycle. The reason for doing a mixture of upstream development in key areas such as Linux kernel, tools and graphics as well as a regular validated release are discussed. The relevance to distribution owners, OEMs, silicon partners and open source community developers is covered. 
Duration: 30 minutes presentation plus time for Q&A
This presentation is relevant to:
  • Operators considering their open source strategies
  • OEM’s/ODM’s implementing Linux based products
  • Silicon partners looking to have tier#1 Linux support
  • Open source developers wanting to get involved
Webinar registrants will learn:
  • How Linaro is relevant to Linux based open source projects and product development
  • Progress at Linaro since the launch at Computex
  • What you can take advantage of in the 10.11 release and plans for 11.05
  • How silicon partners can use Linaro to improve their Linux support
  • How to join the Linaro community and get involved
Presenters: 
David Rusling, CTO, ARM
David always enjoyed mathematics, but America’s space program together with ‘Star Trek’ made him think that computers were really interesting and so he graduated in 1982 with a degree in Computer Science. The future turns out to have less flashing lights than he expected. At Digital Equipment Corporation he got involved in the port of Linux® to the Alpha processor. This gave him an abiding respect for the power of open source in general and Linux in particular. He worked on StrongARM before moving to ARM where he added tools experience. He’s an ARM Fellow; which he says, “really means that I’m a techno-dweeb with a wide freedom to meddle.” 
Rob Coombs, Head of Global Alliances, ARM
Rob has worked in the chip and IP licensing business for over 20 years. Prior to Linaro, Rob looked after ARM’s global marketing for Mobile and Home segments and saw the rapid move to open source based devices and the need for aligned industry effort. Rob has a MEng in microelectronics from Durham and lives in the UK.