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Wednesday, August 29 • 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Is Android the New Embedded Linux? - Karim Yaghmour, Opersys

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Linux has been used in embedded systems for quite some time now. "Embedded" in fact represents a substantial part of Linux's use. Yet, to this day, there's no single definition of what "Embedded Linux" is. For all practical purposes, "Embedded Linux" remains a set of ad-hoc recipes for building embedded systems based on the Linux kernel; each such system requiring a separate API spec and license vetting. Android on the other hand is a shrink-wrapped embedded Linux distro that has a stable, consistent API, a growing developer community and ODM-friendly licensing. Will these benefits make Android the default building block for Linux-based embedded systems? If so, what does that mean for the wider embedded Linux community, and, for that matter, Linux itself?

We will look at the history, architecture and drivers behind each. The goal being to start a conversation on what the future holds.


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Karim Yaghmour, Opersys Inc.

Karim is part serial entrepreneur, part unrepentant geek. As an active member of the open source community since the mid-90's, he pioneered the world of Linux tracing with the Linux Trace Toolkit and introduced Adeos, one of the first nanokernels/hypervisors for Linux. He's most widely know for his O'Reilly books: "Building Embedded Linux Systems" and "Embedded Android". As part of his work, he's had the privilege of working with teams from a... Read More →


Wednesday August 29, 2012 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Marina 3