Technical Steering Committee
The Technical Steering Committee is co-chaired by the CTO and the VP of Engineering
and consists of one representative from each Core and Club member, and an elected representative for each group.
The Technical Lead and Project Manager from each Working Group participate fully in all
TSC meetings. The TSC is the forum by which each working group discusses existing development
projects and resources, as well as forward-looking roadmaps. The function of the TSC is to:
- Seek input from the multiple stakeholders and development experts
- Distil these needs into a set of technical goals attributed with focus and priority guidance
- Assign or reassign resources (as empowered by the Board) to align these
priorities with the resources available
- Co-ordinate and arbitrate the plans of multiple Working Groups
- Act as a reporting body to the management team
ARM - Roger Teague
Within ARM, Roger is ideally placed as Engineering Director for Software for the Processor Division to ensure that this transitioning process is coordinated internally across the whole of ARM
as well as managing ARM's own internal OpenSource development. With a background initially in
Hardware, Roger has over 20 years of experience in the Software Engineering industry working with
technology ranging from highly structured developments delivering safety critical systems
through to wireless SoC products in a number of start-up organisations where the value of Linux
is understood. Outside of his work life, Roger enjoys racing sailing dinghies which with the
English winter climate shows a true passion.
Broadcom - Mark Hambleton
Approaching 20 years of experience in embedded systems ranging from real time control of wind tunnels in his early career to a more recent focus on mobile devices. Mark has been working with the Linux kernel for approaching 15 years, initially creating networking products focussing on traffic classification and shaping for core and edge routers to a more recent focus on mobile devices. Working as a Chief Architect for at Symbian (and Nokia), Mark established himself within the ARM community, he then joined Broadcom in 2012 to refocus on Linux on ARM working on their leading edge mobile SOCs.
Hisilicon - Ziang Hu
Hisilicon - Kenneth Lee
LG Electronics - Nataraja K Muniyappa
- Porting of Linux 2.6 on the AMD Blackfin processor,
- Porting uCLinux on to Amstrad e-m@iler device,
- Development of MTP firmware and protocol for LGE mobile handsets,
- Development of PC side USB Modem Drivers stack for CDMA, GSM, 3G,
and DoCoMo Mobile handsets.
- Design and Implementation of Real time operating system(SYSOS) for
Nataraja was a Key Technical Member representing LG Electronics Inc in the development of
LiMo (Linux Mobile) platform. He also holds two patents on Multiple Role of USB interface filed
in 2006 and Video rotation algorithm filed in 2007. Nataraja has got a degree in Bachelor of
Engineering in the discipline of Computer Science from Sri Jayachamarajendra College of
Engineering, University of Mysore, India.
Linaro - David Rusling
Linaro - Mark Orvek
Mark joined Linaro as Director of Working Groups in August 2012. Prior to this he was Vice President of Engineering and Services at MontaVista Software. He joined MontaVista in 1999 as the director of engineering, responsible for new product development focused on making the Linux operating system suitable for embedded systems and embedded applications. He managed the development of key technologies for Linux including multi-architecture platform support, real-time, carrier grade high availability, small footprint, fast boot, power management and most recently the MontaVista Linux 6 Integration Platform. Before MontaVista, he was an R&D Section Manager at Hewlett-Packard (HP), holding various positions including technical field support, development engineer, R&D Project Manager and R&D Section Manager in HP’s business servers and Real-time embedded board computers. Mark holds BS degrees in Electrical Engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology and in Computer Science from California State University at Dominguez Hills.
Linaro Enterprise Group elected representative, from Redhat - Jon Masters
Jon Masters is Chief ARM Architect at Red Hat, where he works on the Fedora ARM project. Masters has been a Linux developer for more than 17 years, since beginning university at the age of 13. He is the author of a number of books on the Linux operating system, including "Building Embedded Linux Systems," and the upcoming "Porting Linux." An accomplished musician and hiker, he also enjoys unicycling among his many other hobbies.
Samsung - Aditya Pratap Sharma
ST-Ericsson - Christian BejramChristian Bejram is a Fellow at ST-Ericsson with Android, Linux and Open Source software as specialities. He has more than 20 years of professional software design and development experience, started "coding" around 1984 and has since then been writing and designing software of all kinds, in numerous programming languages for all types of devices and operating systems. At ST-Ericsson he is responsible for the technical partnership and collaboration with Google regarding Android and other software solutions. With a strong passion for software development
he is a technical advisor and evangelist to R&D, business development and product marketing
teams. His daily activities includes Android, Linux and Open Source strategies, eco system
monitoring, product definition, system architecture, software architecture, research and
new technology prototype activities. Achievements and contributions at ST-Ericsson include:
lead software architect in the first ST-Ericsson Linux activities, single-handedly brought up and
demonstrated first Android on ST-Ericsson hardware days after initial open source which lead to
new programs being launched, key driver in the transformation of ST-Ericsson from proprietary
embedded software development into Linux, Android and Free Open Source Software development.
Christian lives in Grenoble, the capital of the French alps and outside of his work life he enjoys
hiking in the mountains with his family and dogs and skiing in the winter.
Texas Instruments - Bill MillsBill's computing experience began at age 15 when he soldered together his first computer. It had a hex keypad and 256 bytes of memory. Bill maintains that this was the high point of his technical achievement and everything else has been a downward slide.
Bill is Chief Technologist for Open Source Solutions and Distinguish Member of Technical Staff. Since 2007 Bill has been working to ensure that TI is acting as a member of the open source community. He acts as a representative for TI in various open source communities and advocates for open source concerns and methods within TI.
Bill has been developing software professionally for over 25 years. Prior to his current position, Bill has a wide variety of experience. Examples include being the system architect for TI's high density voice gateways and for multiple TI SOCs, technical lead for an in-house real-time executive, and sole developer for a windowed source level debugger for an emulator with trace and hardware break and watch points. In his current position Bill started TI's open-embedded based Arago-project and is the technical lead for the linux-c6x project that has brought uCLinux to TI's C6000 DSPs. Bill is a member of the Yocto Project Advisory board.