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Thursday, May 22 • 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Invest for the Future: Our Motivation For The Upstreaming Effort - Hisao Munakata, Executive Manager at Renesas

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Now almost 80% of Linux kernel patches are submitted by professional programmer who belongs to the industry. Traditionally Enterprise giant like IBM, Red Hat and Intel played a leadership role in the kernel development and now you can see many embedded semiconductor companies
join the development to make Linux support wider use case. This is very good thing, but can you imagine why major company committed to opensource development so much? Some people seem still wondering the how can we justify the investment for the kernel development as the work result can be shared by anyone who did not spend money. Renesas had been working for upstreaming and now we can say the value of upstreaming is much more than just a social contribution activity. In this keynote, I want to introduce our motivation of upstreaming work and how we utilized the work result to the real business case.


Hisao Munakata

Hisao Munakata Executive Manager, Renesas Hisao Munakata is a AGL steering committee member and works for LTSI project in LF/CEWG. He works for a SoC provider company Renesas and as a manager of core kernel team. He had been supporting industry developers who want to run Linux on... Read More →

Thursday May 22, 2014 4:30pm - 5:00pm

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