Pressured by stringent profitability and interoperability challenges, aerospace and defense contractors are turning to open source as a good alternative to their in-house technologies. Although adopting an open source solution can foster innovation, it also means altering how products are developed, especially without sacrificing performance and security.

In this webinar, we’ll discuss how you can leverage a fully supported binary Linux distribution built with the most recent open source components to bring new features and capabilities to your projects.

Attendees will learn how to:

  • Access a commercially supported binary Linux distribution that gives you full source code traceability for quality, security, and IP legal assurance
  • Leverage a powerful update mechanism that allows you to keep your distribution up to date with the latest Linux security patches at the run of a single command line
  • Adhere to an approved Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG), OpenSCAP and ISO 9001 for quality and system configuration requirements
  • Scale your distribution for real-time IT/OT gateways by insertion into IT virtualization platforms (like VMware and KVM) or for sensitive IT/OT gateways by insertion into safety and security platforms (like the industry-leading VxWorks® 653 robustly partitioned platforms)


Chip Downing, Senior Director, Business Development, Wind River

20+ year veteran of multiple Silicon Valley startups, focusing on selling operating systems, embedded systems, system design, real-time operating systems (RTOS), Internet-of-Things (IoT), aerospace, defense, safety-critical and security-sensitive systems. Currently Chairs the Future Airborne Capabilities Environment (FACE) Consortium Outreach committee, managing the expansion and use of the FACE common operating environment (COE) standard to other companies, services, agencies, and programs.

Davide Ricci Director, Product Management, Open Source Platform Marketing, Wind River

Davide has a strong technical and business background built in over 10+ years of experience in open source software for devices and the IoT industry. He currently runs the Open Source Platforms Product Management team, leading a globally distributed international product management and engineering team through product definition, product vision, product direction, and execution.

Kamal Desai, Sr. Product Manager, Open Source Platforms, Wind River

Kamal holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering and is currently a Sr. Product Manager in the Open Source Platforms Marketing group at Wind River. With over 16 years of experience in the embedded and real-time computing industry, Kamal often gives technical presentations and workshops about IoT enabling platforms, demonstrating new approaches for cloud-based development and management that provide far greater flexibility for how organizations can build and run IoT infrastructure.