Linaro’s mission is to bring together industry and the open source community to work on key projects, deliver great tools, reduce industry wide fragmentation and redundant effort, and provide common software foundations for all.
Member companies fund Linaro and provide half of its engineering resources as assignees who work full time on Linaro projects. These assignees combined with over 100 of Linaro’s own engineers create a team of over 200 software developers. Work is conducted openly and Linaro engages with the broader open source community on a daily basis on IRC, mailing lists and at industry events, including its own Linaro Connect events.
The members determine what work is done by the Linaro engineering team. As the number of Linaro members increases, the company’s capacity to provide engineering solutions grows and so the return on a member’s investment increases. This results in more common engineering work being completed by the Linaro engineers, enabling the members to focus more of their own resources on innovation and differentiation.Where the top goal for many companies is profitability and shareholder returns, Linaro is a not-for-profit and is thus able to remain singularly focused on doing the most important work for its members.
Linaro’s work is at the heart of all modern Linux-based devices running on ARM processors, including Android smartphones and tablets. As ARM processors pick up market share in networking, servers and the digital home, the majority of these systems will also be Linux based and will be leveraging Linaro’s work.
This timeline includes links to Linaro’s articles of association, membership rules, board meeting notes, new member announcements, Linaro Connect historical events and key organizational developments. The member announcements and organizational development milestones clearly show Linaro growth in both core and club membership and the expansion of Linaro’s work with the establishment of segment focused groups: the Linaro Enterprise Group (LEG) in November 2012, the Linaro Networking Group (LNG) in February 2013, The Linaro Digital Home Group (LHG) in May 2014 , Linaro Mobile Group (LMG) in July 2014 and the Linaro Community Boards Group (LCG) in February 2015.