The Technical Steering Committee (TSC) is the primary decision-making forum for Linaro development projects. Its purpose is to:

  • Set the overall direction and technical strategy for Linaro
  • Coordinate strategy across the multiple segment groups, ensuring technical alignment between Linaro members, the core and product engineering teams and Linaro segment groups
  • Oversee engineering activities

The TSC allows members to have a say in the technical direction Linaro should take and the projects Linaro should invest in. All proposals from the engineering teams are reviewed, modified and approved by the TSC, which then advises the Executive Management Team (and through it the Board) on the key technological and operational matters associated with achieving Linaro’s objectives.

The TSC 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 segment member group.

Committee Members / Associate Members / Guests Members

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Bill Mills

Texas Instruments

Committee

Bill’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.

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Bryan Huntsman

Qualcomm

Committee

Bryan Huntsman is a Senior Director at the Qualcomm Innovation Center and is responsible for Linux Kernel development on Qualcomm Snapdragon processors for mobile and IoT markets. Over the past nine years, he has set up a team of engineers and engineering processes that contributed to the launch of over a billion Android devices. Prior to joining Qualcomm, Bryan spent 10 years in the telecommunications industry working as a SW/FW developer for embedded, real-time systems. Bryan has a B.S in Computer Engineering from the University of Florida.

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Eric Finco

STMicroelectronics

Committee

Eric Finco is Senior Engineering Director at ST-Microelectronics heading up Linux kernel development as well as hardware/software applications for digital consumer products. He has almost 25 years experience in telecom and embedded software and systems at Philips, NXP, ST-Ericsson and ST-Microelectronics and has worked for 18 years in the Arm software and hardware ecosystem. Eric graduated from Paris XI- Orsay University and the Grenoble Institute of Technology (INPG) in France.

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David Rusling

Linaro

Committee

David always enjoyed mathematics, but America’s space program together with ‘Star Trek’ made him think that computers were really interesting and so he graduated in 1982 with a degree in Computer Science. At Digital Equipment Corporation he got involved in the port of Linux® to the Alpha processor. This gave him an abiding respect for the power of open source in general and Linux in particular. He worked on StrongArm before moving to Arm where he added tools experience. At Arm he continued to be involved in open source and as a reward for his meddling was made an Arm Fellow. He helped create Linaro, becoming its CTO in 2010. When he’s not being a techno-dweeb, David enjoys photography, hiking, cooking, fine wines and friends.

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Jon Masters

Red Hat

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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.

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Mark Orvek

VP of Engineering

Committee

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.

Kiyoshi Owada

Socionext

Committee
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James King

Arm

Committee

James King leads the open source system software architecture group at Arm. He joined Arm in 2014 and has filled various roles leading and developing example software stacks and solutions across all the ecosystems that Arm supports. Before that he was part of the Software Architecture team in Broadcom’s Mobile division; Led platform software for the 2/3G modem at Samsung; Developed management software for servers at Sun Microsystems; and developed network software at Madge Networks. None of his work has been in any way related to the PhD in High Energy Physics he gained at CERN before becoming a software engineer.

Andrew Wafaa

Arm

Committee
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Rob Oshana

NXP

Committee

Rob Oshana is Vice President of Software Engineering R&D for the Microcontroller and Microprocessor business line at NXP, responsible for software enablement, IoT connectivity, software middleware and security, operating systems, machine learning, software services and advanced technologies. He serves on multiple industry advisory boards and is a recognized international speaker. He has published numerous books and articles on software engineering and embedded systems. He is also an adjunct professor at the University of Texas and Southern Methodist University and is a Senior Member of IEEE.

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Todd Kjos

Google

Committee

Todd Kjos is a technical lead for the Android Kernel Team at Google. He maintains AOSP common kernels and is a Linux maintainer for the binder driver. He also leads the development of Android kernel scheduling and DVFS. Previously he worked on x86 and Itanium server enablement and Itanium virtualization.

Trilok Soni

Qualcomm

Committee
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Li Gong

Chief Executive Officer / Linaro

Guest

Li is a globally experienced technologist and executive, with deep background in computer science, research and product development, and open source technologies. He has worked in senior leadership roles extensively in the US and in Asia, having served as President and COO at Mozilla Corporation, General Manager at Microsoft, as well as Distinguished Engineer at Sun Microsystems and Distinguished Scientist at SRI International. He graduated from Tsinghua University, Beijing, and received a PhD from University of Cambridge. In 1994 he received the Leonard G. Abraham Prize given by the IEEE Communications Society for “the most significant contribution to technical literature in the field of interest of the IEEE.”