Why Reorganise Linaro?

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

I am as fascinated by how an organisation works as I am by how a code base works. What I learnt in Arm, as it evolved during my time there,...

Keeping open source fair, open and collaborative

Monday, July 16, 2018

I am very pleased that Linaro is joining other Industry leaders such as Amazon, Arm, Canonical, CA Technologies, Cisco, Facebook, GitLab, Google, HPE, IBM, Intel, Liferay, MariaDB, Microsoft, NEC, Pivotal,...

Robin Randhawa (Arm) discusses The Automotive Industry and Open Source Software with Linaro CTO

Friday, February 16, 2018

DR: Today’s CTO blog is really an interview. I have been working with Robin Randhawa (Arm) on Linaro’s automotive strategy for a little while now. We both get asked how...

CTO Year in Review

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

What happened this year? First of all, Linaro is 7. I find it hard to believe as it has been quite a journey and (as usual) has consumed all of...

The Arm Ecosystem in Automotive

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Automotive Over the last year we have been discussing how Linaro might help the Arm Ecosystem in automotive. This has resulted in a number of very interesting conversations with members...

A Short History of the Future - Part II

Thursday, July 30, 2015

In the last episode, I talked about how Linaro got started and how the mobile market matured. In this blog I write about how Linaro evolved. Start Ups are Fun...

A short History of the Future - Part I

Thursday, June 25, 2015

When the idea that became Linaro came to us in late 2009, the world was (or at least appeared to be) a much simpler place. The technical problems were more...

Being a Linaro Kernel Maintainer

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Linaro is a very open environment but with access to a lot of privileged information and knowledge about our member’s products and strategies. This can sometimes make being a kernel...

Linaro and Distributions

Monday, February 4, 2013

From the by start of Linaro there has been much confusion about Linaro and distributions. Part of this, I’m sure is because Linaro is different from most open source entities...

Linaro, CTO’s End of Year Report (2012)

Monday, December 17, 2012

When I was a young lad at school, I loved the Christmas holiday. You could bring your toys into school and play games on the last afternoon. In those pre-electronic...

How Linaro's Technical Steering Committee Works

Monday, December 3, 2012

I often get asked about the role of the Linaro Technical Steering Committee (TSC), what it is and how it operates. As an aside, I don’t even like the word...

Why Openness is Not Optional

Thursday, November 8, 2012

When we started Linaro, we spent a lot of time discussing how it would operate. Most Arm companies have a culture of secrecy, and why not? After all, the mobile...

big.LITTLE Technology - Two Usage Models

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Arm announced its big.LITTLE technology on 19th October and Linaro were invited to participate in both the London and San Francisco launches. It is interesting technology, with two clusters of...

Kernel Upstreaming

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Recently, Linus Torvalds and senior kernel maintainers have been complaining that the consolidation within the Arm Linux code base is not happening quickly enough. As an indication of the scale of...

Budapest LDS

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

I’ve just got back from a busy week at the Linaro Developer Summit in Budapest. At the last LDS we decided that we wanted to integrate the activities of the...

Linaro and Distributions

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Linaro works in upstream open source projects, ensuring that the Arm architecture and embedded platforms are well supported. Along the way, the Arm community is learning how to be more...

Linaro deliverables

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Talking about the six monthly Linaro releases is, perhaps, a little misleading. It may create the impression that there are no Linaro deliverables between the six monthly release dates. The...

Is Linaro a Distribution?

Thursday, July 1, 2010

As I talk to people about Linaro, I’m often asked if Linaro is a distribution.   This is, in some ways, an easy mistake to make as we talk about...

The need for Linaro

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Arm® is not so well known outside of its partnership. Its business model is to collaborate with our partners, helping to create low power, embedded systems. Arm processors are in...