Linaro Enterprise Group
The Linaro-hosted “Enterprise Group” (LEG) is dedicated to accelerate Linux ARM server ecosystem development and extends the list of Linaro members beyond ARM silicon vendors to Server OEM's and commercial Linux providers.
LEG leverages and extends Linaro’s existing shared engineering, legal and open source collaboration structures. This joint collaboration focuses on identifying and addressing gaps/optimizations in the ARM Linux server software ecosystem, enabling SoC support upstream to meet LEG requirements, agreeing LEG requirements for SoC software standardization and upstreaming all relevant output.
A steering committee formed from member representatives will drive LEG engineering team. The team will build on Linaro’s experience of bringing competing companies together to work on common solutions and enable OEMs, commercial Linux providers and SoC vendors to collaborate in a neutral environment.
LEG will leverage on the proven Linaro engineering process: the steering committee defines the high level tasks - be it heavy lifting "mighty" projects or quick "low hanging fruit" optimizations - and the corresponding priorities and timelines as "cards". The technical leaders in the engineering team will then analyze each card and break it into multiple smaller and more detailed tasks, each one with a clear requirement and acceptance constrains for completion. Once the engineers are assigned, work will then enter the development phase.
Each card is fully visible on Linaro cards.linaro.org website.
LEG will leverage on all Linaro core teams, e.g. the Kernel, Power Management and toolchain groups, who will contribute to LEG activities with their expertise, resources and deliverables.
LEG will also work closely with the Platform team to set up regular builds of the main server Linux distributions for LEG SoC's, as per the decision and guidance of the steering committee. These builds will be used to validate the core ARM server components that LEG will develop / optimize, this is very important as LEG members need to bridge LEG deliverables and their product development activities, which impact their time to market. By no means anyway LEG builds replace the deliverables and support services provided by the commercial Linux vendors.
- LEG Steering Committee meeting minutes (LEG-SC)
- LEG plans (aka Cards) are listed here
- LEG wiki pages