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Linaro’s mission is to bring together the electronics 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.

Many hands make light work

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.

Timeline

2014

October
Linaro announces Spreadtrum Communications as latest Club Member Learn More
September
Linaro Connect USA 2014 (LCA14) in Burlingame Learn More
August
Linux Kernel 3.16 released, Linaro ranked #4 company contributor Read More
July
Linaro announces Android Open Source Project build for ARMv8-A Architecture is ready on 64-bit multi-core SoC Read More
July
Linaro announces the Linaro Mobile Group Read More
June
Linux Kernel 3.15 released, Linaro ranked #3 company contributor Read More
May
Comcast joins the Linaro Digital Home Group as a founding member Read More
May
Linaro forms the Linaro Digital Home Group Read More
March
Allwinner Technology joins Linaro as a founding member of LHG Read More
March
Linaro ranked #3 company contributor in Linux Kernel 3.14 Read More
March
ZTE joins Linaro as club member Learn more
March
MediaTek joins Linaro as club member Learn more
March
Linaro Connect Asia 2014 (LCA14) in Macau Learn more
February
Linaro Forms Security Working Group Learn more
February
Qualcomm joins Linaro as club member Learn more
January
Linux Kernel 3.13 released, Linaro ranked #2 company contributor Read More

2013

December
Linaro grown to 25 members, 190 engineers and 310 attendees at Linaro
Connect
October
Linux Kernel 3.12 released, Linaro ranked #2 company contributor Read More
October
Linaro launches OpenDataPlane project Read More
October
Cavium joins the Linaro Networking Group (LNG)
October
Linaro joins the HSA Foundation
October
Linaro joins OpenMPI
October
Linaro joins Open Compute Project (OCP) Read More
October
Linaro Connect US 2013 (LCU13) co-located with ARM TechCon in Santa
Clara, CA
September
Android KitKat (4.4) based on Linux Kernel 3.8
August
Linux Kernel 3.11 released, Linaro ranked #3 company contributor Read More
July
Linaro Connect Europe (LCE13) in Dublin
July
Fujitsu Semiconductor joins Linaro as Club member Read More
June
Linux Kernel 3.10 released, Linaro ranked #3 company contributor Read More
May
Broadcom announced as newly joined Club member  Read More
May
Linaro board meeting View meeting minutes
April
Linaro board meeting View meeting minutes
April
Linux Kernel 3.9 released, Linaro ranked #5 company contributor Read More
March
Linaro Connect Asia 2013 (LCA13) in Hong Kong
February
Linux Kernel 3.8 released, Linaro ranked #4 company contributor Read More
February
Linaro board meeting Viewmeeting minutes
February
Linaro Networking Group (LNG) formed by 12 founding members to focus on
networking development Read More

2012

December
Linux Kernel 3.7 released, Linaro ranked #5 company contributor Read More
December
Linaro board meeting View meeting minutes
December
Linaro grown to 16 members, 160 engineers and 235 attendees at Linaro
Connect
November
Linaro Enterprise Group (LEG) formed by 13 founding members to focus on
server development Read More
October
Android Jelly bean (4.2) based on Linux Kernel 3.4.0
October
Linaro Connect co-located with UDS-R in Copenhagen, Denmark
October
HiSilicon joins Linaro as Core member Read More
October
LG Electronics joins Linaro as Club member Read More
September
Linaro board meeting View meeting minutes
September
Linux Kernel 3.6 released, Linaro ranked #5 company contributor Read More
July
Linaro board meeting View meeting minutes
July
Android Jelly Bean (4.1) based on Linux Kernel 3.0.31JulyLinux Kernel
3.5 released, Linaro ranked #3 company contributor Read More
May
Linux Kernel 3.4 released, Linaro ranked #12 company contributor Read More
May
Linaro Connect Asia 2012 (LCA12) in Hong Kong
April
Linaro board meeting View meeting minutes
March
Linux Kernel 3.3 released Read More
February
Linaro Connect held in Redwood City, CA
January
Linaro board meeting View meeting minutes

2011

December
Linux Kernel 3.2 released, Linaro ranked #13 company contributor Read More
December
Linaro grown to 6 members, 100 engineers and 160 attendees at Linaro
Connect
October
Linaro Connect co-located with UDS-P in Orlando, Florida
October
Linux Kernel 3.1 released, Linaro ranked #8 company contributor Read More
October
Linaro board meeting View meeting minutes
October
Android Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0–4.0.4) based on Linux Kernel 3.0.1
August
Linaro Connect held independently for the first time in Cambourne,
UK
August
Linaro board meeting  View meeting minutes
July
Linux Kernel 3.0 released View Release
May
Linaro Connect co-located with UDS-O in Budapest, Hungary
May
Linaro board meeting View meeting minutes
February
Android Honeycomb (3.0–3.2.6) based on Linux Kernel 2.6.36
January
Linaro Connect and Ubuntu platform sprint in Dallas, Texas
January
Linaro board meeting View meeting minutes

2010

October
Linaro Connect co-located with UDS-N in Orlando, Florida
September
Linaro board meeting View meeting minutes
July
Linaro membership rules created Learn more
July
First “Linaro Connect” event: Linaro and Ubuntu Platform Sprint in
Prague Learn more
June
Linaro launched at Computex Taipei by six founding members: ARM, IBM,
Freescale, Samsung, ST-Ericsson, Texas Instruments (TI) Press release
June
Articles of Association created Learn more
May
“NewCo” meeting at UDS-M in Brussels, Belgium Learn more