Working Groups

Working Groups are engineering units focused on contributing directly to relevant upstream projects. They often do releases based on upstream branches for wider consumption. Their work is planned alongside the Platform work as part of the release cycle, and the actual code is continuously validated by Platform/Validation and merged into our evaluation builds.

New working groups are established through Linaro's Technical Steering Committee. The currently running working groups are listed below.

  • Kernel promotes technology and standards that allow kernel-level hardware enablement to be done in a simpler, cleaner way, reducing effort from silicon vendors and product developers alike.

  • Toolchain Evolution is focused on delivering a highly optimized tool chain validated across a wide library of software packages, showcasing key ARM hardware features including VFP, Thumb2 and NEON.

  • Power Management is tasked with creating infrastructure, guidelines and tools to enable top-notch power management on multiple ARM SoCs

  • Middleware:Graphics works on topics related to graphics acceleration on ARM platforms; these include ensuring OpenGLES is supported throughout the various rendering stacks used in Linux flavors and distributions.

  • Middleware:Multimedia is charged with improving the video and audio capabilities of open source running on ARM platforms; this includes improving and generalizing media frameworks, optimizing codecs and enabling input and output devices.

  • Security is charged with work on security related topics in the Linux-on-ARM ecosystem.

Project Management

The Project Management Team is tasked with providing the tools, process and structure to effectively manage Linaro projects. They span across all of the working groups as a support function.

WorkingGroups (last modified 2014-01-09 05:21:06)