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.
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.