Linaro is a large engineering organization with many complex projects that map across various teams and groups, but there are a number of high-level projects that stand out and attract the most attention. These projects are highlighted in this section: ARMv8, Digital Home, Mobile & Android, Networking, Server, and Test & Validation. Each of these sections are linked at http://www.linaro.org/projects/
This Coursera Specialization covers the development of Internet of Things (IoT) products and services—including devices for sensing, actuation, processing, and communication—to help you develop skills and experiences you can employ in designing novel systems. The Specialization has theory and lab sections. In the lab sections you will learn hands-on IoT concepts such as sensing, actuation and communication. In the final Capstone Project, developed in partnership with Qualcomm, you’ll apply the skills you learned on a project of your choice using the DragonBoard 410c platform.
At Linaro Connect, talking with Professor Marcello Zuffo about how the Sao Paulo University in Brazil could work together with Linaro to advance the state of open source Linux on ARM.
The Linaro Digital Home Group (LHG) has achieved a milestone in the delivery of an open source reference solution for the consumption of premium content on ARM powered devices.
The media solution ulitizes several open source components coupled with a commercial DRM that executes in a Trusted Execution Environment (TEE). The TEE used is the Open Portable TEE (OPTEE) from Linaro, running on ARM TrustZone.
The solution integrates the following key components:
- W3C EME Working Draft (31 March 2015)
- Microsoft PlayReady DRM Porting Kit v3.0
- Chromium v43
The solution is powered by a STMicroelectronics STiH410 ARM Cortex-A9 processor.
The team at Linaro with focus on 96boards are working to make it upstream friendly, better Quality Assurance, Validation, making the software more stable.
Karen Sandler Executive Director of the Software Freedom Conservancy offers an inside look of the state of compliance from the perspective of the Software Freedom Conservancy, a nonprofit charitable organization that is the most active in the field. In her keynote Karen gives an overview of where things are with compliance initiatives and insight into the ideological movement behind copyleft.
Working on the Boot Architecture (ACPI, UEFI), members from AMD, Qualcomm, Cavium, Alibaba, all engineers working together to make all the software boot for ARM Servers, leading projects around Open Stack, Big Data, going up the stack, finding things to optimize, such as virtualization, to have Server parity on ARM vs x86.
Jon Masters, Chief ARM Architect at Red Hat, talks about the AMD Huskyboard, the first 96boards Enterprise Edition, with an open specification for running a lot of the enterprise software including the software from Red Hat.
Qualcomm talks about their Open Source Software Strategy, getting upstream support in the Linux Kernel for the Qualcomm based Development Boards like the Dragonboard 410c. Supporting Linux, Android, supporting Freedreno the Open Source GPU driver for Qualcomm processors, working towards support of OpenCL and more.
Grant Likely of Linaro introduces the http://96Boards.org IoT Starter Kit with retail price aimed at around $45 which includes the 96Boards UART also available at http://www.seeedstudio.com/depot/96Boards-UART-p-2525.html and the Arduino-compatible 96Boards Sensors adapter board.