my name is Urs Gleim. I am with
Siemens Corporate Technology. I have a history in embedded
systems development with all the big proprietary embedded
operating systems out there. I worked in projects in the domains
automotive (mainly infotainment), industry automation, healthcare
and others. Today I am more in the managing role pushing the
shift to open source software and (embedded) Linux in particular
in the company (lessons learnt from the work with other OS's :-)
We run the internal "Corporate Competence Center Embedded Linux"
and support businesses units migrating to and maintaining Linux
for their products.
The experiences of the last years showed that the way each and every company is building their own customized Linux versions, tool chains, and test infrastructure could be done much more efficiently and more sustainable. Even inside each company there are several solutions for different products.
We have different product cycles and
requirements compared to consumer products, data centers, for
example. So what every company in the area of systems used in
rail, traffic control, healthcare, power generation/transmission,
etc. does is: i. adapting Linux for their needs (in terms of
build environment, test, features, ...), ii. maintaining these
solutions for years.
Furthermore, having standard
configurations would lead to a common platform as a basis for
others building upon those platform (libraries, network
protocols, tools). At the end this is an ecosystem involving and
bringing together different communities/projects, suppliers, and
the companies creating products. In other domains there are
efforts going in the same direction (e.g., AGL, Genivi). So we
believe we can do much more by joining forces in the operating
system area and Linux will be established even more in the
industrial world. One of the strongest pain points today is the
effort we spend for (super) long-term maintenance, for each
product, in each company. So we start addressing this by
creating a harmonized build and test infrastructure and
agreeing on common super long-term maintained kernel versions
and patch cycles.
I am looking forward working with you.
On 16.09.2016 09:53, KOBAYASHI Yoshitake wrote: