Linux has taken the embedded world by storm. Billions (with a 'B') of devices have now shipped with a Linux kernel, and it seems unstoppable. But will the next 10 billion devices ship with Linux or with something else? How can Linux be specialized for deeply embedded projects, as characterized by the Internet of Things, while still maintaining the network effects of community
cooperation and sharing? Is this possible or even desirable? The startling truth might be revealed at this keynote. Or, Tim might just rant a bit about device-tree... who knows?
Senior Software Engineer, Sony Mobile
Tim Bird is a Senior Software Engineer for Sony Mobile Communications, where he helps Sony improve the Linux kernel for use in Sony's products. Tim is also the Chair of the Architecture Group of the CE Working Group of the Linux Foundation. This group seeks to improve Linux for use in consumer electronics products. In this position, Tim directs technical initiatives, and encourages companies to publish their improvements to Linux and... Read More →
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