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Most of the organizations in the below tabs have no formal relationship with Linaro, but are part of the open source ecosystem. If you provide services to or have a relationship with Linaro and would like to be included in one of these lists, please contact Steve Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also contact Steve if you would like to suggest changes to any of the descriptions or to have a link removed. Most of these links have been listed without approval from the organizations, except where logos are used.
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Linaro cooperates with many open source organizations and we are often asked if we have formal relationships with particular groups. The below is currently an incomplete list of open source organizations, which we plan to expand and add explanations of any relationships between Linaro and them. All suggestions welcome.
- Linux Foundation promotes, protects and advances Linux including supporting the work of Linux creator Linus Torvalds
- Carrier-grade Linux (CGL) is a Linux Foundation workgroup that focuses on interfacing with network equipment providers and carriers to produce specifications for Linux distributions to implement
- CELF is an open source software development community established to develop embedded Linux in consumer electronics. It is now under the umbrella of the Linux Foundation
- LTSI (Long Term Support Initiative) is a Linux Foundation collaborative project creating and maintaining the long-term support industry tree. LTSI builds on the long-term supported kernel, which Linaro supports.
- Yocto is a Linux Foundation hosted project that provides templates, tools and methods to help create custom Linux-based systems for embedded products
- OESF (Open Embedded Software Foundation) is an organization focused on encouraging adoption of Android in embedded systems.
- Open Embedded is a build framework for embedded Linux. Linaro is using Open Embedded to test our GNU tools.
Linaro is currently sponsored by members to produce builds of Android and Ubuntu. As we aim to upstream as much of our work as possible, this gets into all Linux operating systems who take copies of the kernel from Kernel.org and other sources. Input comes directly into from these distributions through the many engineers working on or for them who attend the regular Linaro Connect events.
Several of Linaro's partners are companies that specialize in helping companies develop Linux solutions. Some are hardware focused, while others develop software. The Linaro Partner program is a means for companies to actively contribute to Linaro's work. This list includes Linaro partners and other companies who can help develop Linux solutions. We hope to expand this list and include descriptions of the type of work and projects each company takes on. All suggestions welcome. Our partners, of course, are listed first. If you are interested in becoming a Partner, go to the Linaro Partner program page.
Linaro Members and Partners
- Adeneo Embedded provides development, training and support services on Embedded Linux and Android technologies to companies developing advanced embedded devices based on ARM architecture.
- ARM designs the technology that lies at the heart of advanced digital products, from wireless, networking and consumer entertainment solutions to imaging, automotive, security and storage devices.
- Canonical is the company behind the Ubuntu project, providing engineering, online and professional services to Ubuntu partners and customers worldwide. It aims to ensure Ubuntu is available to every organisation and individual on servers, desktops, laptops and netbooks.
- Collabora is a software consultancy specializing in delivering the benefits of open source to the commercial world. They enable clients to effectively take open source technologies from the community to real-world consumers, re-using existing components to reduce time to market and focus on product differentiation.
- Enea is a global software and services company focused on solutions for communication-driven products. EneaLinux for pandaboard is available for download here.
- Freescale is a global leader in embedded processing solutions, providing industry leading products that are advancing the automotive, consumer, industrial and networking markets. Freescale's i.MX processors deliver an optimal balance of power, performance and integration to enable next-generation smart devices.
- Genesi designs, develops and produces low cost, energy efficient computing products using ARM technology. Genesi provides a vertically integrated computing-communication technology transfer package that is licensed on a national level.
- IBM is the world's largest information technology services company, with more than 100 years of leadership in helping businesses innovate.
- Mentor Graphics is an EDA (electronic design automation) company providing tools for its customers to develop better electronic products faster and more cost-effectively.
- Samsung develops semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies. Samsung's Exynos low-power high-performance processors power cutting-edge smart phones and tablet PCs around the world.
- ST-Ericsson offers a complete portfolio of innovative mobile platforms and cutting-edge wireless semiconductor solutions across the broad spectrum of mobile technologies. ST_Ericsson's Nova application processor family offers an optimal combination of highest mobile processing performance, advanced graphics cores and powerful multimedia at extreme power efficiency.
- Texas Instruments (TI) helps customers solve problems and develop new electronics that make the world smarter, healthier, safer, greener and more fun. From smartphones to tablets, and e-readers to enterprise and industrial applications, TI's smart multicore OMAP processors provide a scalable, high-performance ultra-low power platform that delivers the experience users expect.
- Thundersoft provides system integration and other software services. The company uses its middleware and application software development experience to produce Android core technology and turn key solutions.
- Accenture provides management consulting, technology services and outsourcing in many areas, including the enablement of Android devices.
- AXE, based in Japan, specializes in developing Linux-based solutions for a variety of markets, including mobile and home devices.
- AzureWave develops software and hardware solutions based on wireless technology.
- Codethink provides software development and consultancy services and many of their team contribute to Free Software projects.
- Free Electrons provides services for developers of embedded Linux systesm and device drivers. Services include consultancy, boot-time reduction, power management, root filesystem development support and buildroot commercial support.
- KPIT Cummins develops technology solutions for manufacturing companies in the automotive, energy and utility, industrial equipment and semiconductor industries.
- Montavista specializes in embedded Linux commercialization. The company offers commercial-quality Linux and developer tools.
- Movial offers technology services, including user experience design and embedded Linux engineering. Movial supports the IglooCommunity and provides commercial support for Snowball developers.
- Symphony Teleca is a services company focused on helping clients with solutions for the convergence of software, the cloud and connected devices.
Many people write about Linux so this list will never be complete. This focuses on the blogs from Linaro employees (which contain at least some Linux-related content, but are their views as individuals, not as Linaro employees) plus some key media that focus on the Linux kernel and some companies working on benchmarks.
- EEMBC (Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium) develops embedded benchmark software to help system designers select processors.
- LWN.net is a reader-supported news site generating coverage from within the Linux and free software development communities. Consider subscribing to gain full access and support their activities.
- Kernelnewbies is a community of people that improve or update their Kernels and of aspiring Linux kernel developers and more experienced developers willing to share their knowledge.
- Phoronix offers benchmarks plus Linux hardware reviews, open-source news, distribution screenshots, interviews, and computer hardware tests.
This list is a collection of organizations that Linaro has worked with or who have a common interest in a variety of projects.
Our members offer a variety of accelerated graphics, the main three are:
Any company making an ARM Powered device that ships with a Linux operating system based on the 3.0 kernel or later will include Linaro code. Several OEMs, ODMs and device developers actively engage with Linaro, although most of the projects they are working on are confidential. This is a short list of companies we know are happy for us to mention them.
- Always Innovating have been pushing ARM chips into new form factors, with several reference designs for innovative computing solutions. Their latest product is an HDMi dongle that transforms standard TVs into Internet-connected devices.
- FXI is a technology startup dedicated to making the world of digital screens smart and personal. their first product is a USB compute device called Cotton Candy. They have publicly stated their use of Linaro technology and are an excellent example of how companies can quickly build on the blocks that Linaro provides
Linaro suppliers and service companies
- Balsamiq provides the Mockups wireframe protyping tool for designing user interfaces. We used it for initial discussions of our new website structure.
- Deloitte provides accounting services to Linaro
- Freshleaf Media worked in collaboration with Linaro to develop and maintain our website. The new design and build is from Freshleaf, and uses a CMS that they have developed, based on CodeIgniter.
- Novacut are developing an open source video-editing platform. They do video work for Linaro at the Linaro Connect events and post videos on the Linaro YouTube channel and Vimeo. Find them on: Vimeo, Wiki, Twitter, Facebook, IRC, or read their blog.
- Olswang provides legal services to Linaro.
- Rypple is used by Linaro to manage goals, boost performance and share successes. As a member-sponsored, open source company with a highly distributed organization, it is critical to build a transparent, results-driven culture; we see Rypple as an important part ofthat.