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Panel bandies Linux “buy vs. DIY”

Jul 30, 2008 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — views

LinuxDevices founder Rick Lehrbaum will host a panel discussion on the tradeoffs between building and buying an embedded Linux distribution, at the LinuxWorld Expo next week in San Francisco. The tradeshow also features mobile and embedded Linux tracks, and sessions on Linux automotive applications and virtualization.

Deciding whether to “roll your own” or work with a commercial toolkit and/or service companies is among the top questions facing device developers who opt for Linux. In a panel entitled “Building intelligent devices with embedded Linux: commercial and community approaches,” Lehrbaum and his guests will discuss the “build vs. buy” dilemma in detail. It happens Tues., Aug. 5, from 10:15 AM to 11:15 AM.

Panelists include:

  • Jim Ready — Founder of MontaVista, and arguably “the one individual most responsible for establishing the embedded OS and tools market,” as we once called him
  • Nithya Ruff — Senior director of product management marketing at Wind River
  • Matthew Locke — VP of business development at Embedded Alley Solutions
  • Anthony Godshall — Senior software engineer, Ampro Computers
  • Henry Kingman — executive editor, LinuxDevices

(L-R) Ready, Godshall, Locke, Kingman. Not pictured: Nithya Ruff
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Other LinuxWorld sessions and events likely to interest embedded Linux developers include:

Additionally, the conference features complete session tracks on both mobile Linux and embedded Linux, each of which includes far too many interesting sessions to list! For a complete agenda, visit the LinuxWorld Expo site, here.

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