Community OSS development is still seen as IP exposure risk and sensitive with respect to security by many organizations using Linux. Huawei like other firms in its class, wish to become directly engaged with the Linux community, applying platform innovations to the Linux OSS stack, without risking disclosure of technology and road map initiatives to the public. The OpenHuawei initiative was created late in 2012 to establish the communication-bridge between Huawei's internal product development and the Linux community.
This presentation explains OpenHuawei's approach, the steps involved, and challenges encountered. Current upstream development activities and plans for future expansion of OpenHuawei as R&D incubator for Huawei are described. The presentation provides answers for developers interested in the technology and management interacting with security-sensitive product development.