- About Linaro
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
STMicroelectronics - Christian BertinChristian Bertin is director of the Compiler Expertise Center at STMicroelectronics and a Technical Fellow. He has a Computer Sciences PhD from Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble, in dynamic compilation and optimization. He is a graduated engineer from Ecole Nationale Superieure des Mines de Saint-Etienne, with a speciality in computing systems and networks.
He led the Logic Programming and Expert System research team in the computer sciences laboratory of Ecole des Mines and created a specialized software engineering cursus, called "Annee Speciale d'Informatique Genie Logiciel" dedicated to graduated engineers and masters.
In 1990, he joined the Advanced Computer Research Institute (Lyon, Brussels), where he led the compiler group to produce the FORTRAN-90 optimizing compiler and the system C compilers and tools for the ACRI1 supercomputer decoupled architecture.
He has been working in STMicroelectronics for 17 years and has created the Compilation Expertise Center (CEC) in charge of product compilers, tools and libraries for most processor cores used in ST products. In ST, Christian pioneered the usage of open source technologies, both for development tools and for compilation tools technologies. Since 2012, two engineers of CEC are allocated to the Linaro toolchain team.
The Compilation Expertise Center is a large group of expert engineers developing compilers for various types of architectures (MCU, RISC, VLIW, reconfigurable cores) with strong software engineering flows (formal distributed QA, automated continuous integration, formal flows from architecture descriptions to compilers and tools...). Most ST compiler products rely on open source technologies like Open64 compiler, GNU technologies, Newlib and on its own compiler back-end (LAO), and on advanced computer arithmetic, SSA and scheduling techniques, developed in cooperation with french laboratories. More recently, the group has been working on differed and dynamic compilation techniques and virtual machines to speed-up Linux and Android embedded applications, and on an Auto-Tuning Optimization System for the optimization of Linux and Android applications, based om nachine learning and system calls interception.
Christian is a member of the HiPEAC NoE and represents ST in the HiPEAC Steering Committee.
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.