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Linaro partners with IIC on upcoming 96Boards Industrial Edition spec

Dec 7, 2018

[Updated: Dec. 18] — Linaro and the Industrial Internet Consortium announced a partnership to collaborate on open source Arm standards for industrial IoT involving OTA, TSN, and security, and develop a 96Boards Industrial Edition spec. Then the IIC announced

Linux Foundation consolidates FOSS compliance efforts under ACT project

Dec 6, 2018

The challenge of open source compliance starts with figuring out which compliance tools to use. The Linux Foundation’s new ACT group aims to cut through the confusion with a one-stop shop for FOSS compliance projects.

Libcamera successor to V4L2 hopes to ease embedded Linux camera headaches

Dec 4, 2018

At ELC Europe, Linux kernel developer Laurent Pinchart unveiled a follow-on to the V4L2 stack for embedded cameras. The open source “libcamera” eases the burden on userspace developers, offers improved per-frame and 3A controls, and sandboxes proprietary camera code.

EBBR spec to bring standardization to embedded Linux boot process

Nov 28, 2018

At Embedded Linux Conference Europe, Arm’s Grant Likely explains how an emerging, UEFI-based EBBR spec could standardize embedded Linux firmware bootup behavior using standard bootloaders like U-Boot.

Smart speaker voice platforms compared

Nov 21, 2018

At the Embedded Linux Conference Europe, Leon Anavi compared the Alexa and Google Assistant voice platforms and looked into open source newcomer Mycroft Mark II.

RISC-V Linux development in full swing

Nov 8, 2018

All signs point to a happy marriage between Linux and RISC-V. At Embedded Linux Conference Europe, Comcast’s Khem Raj gave a presentation that strengthens the case.

Gumstix enhances Geppetto board design service with new Board Builder UI

Nov 7, 2018

Gumstix has expanded its Linux-oriented Geppetto online embedded board development platform with a free “Board Builder” service that offers a checklist interface for selecting modules, ports, and more.

Intel updates embedded toolsuite — but says it’s scaling back its IoT effort

Nov 2, 2018

Intel launched Intel System Studio 2019, updating the Linux-friendly embedded toolsuite with improved performance and enhanced I/O analysis. Meanwhile, due to soaring demand for Intel’s Core and Xeon sales, it’s scaling back its lower-end IoT business.

Container-based server platform for Linux device management goes open source

Oct 30, 2018 changed its name to balena and released an open source version of its IoT fleet management platform for Linux devices called openBalena. Targets include the Intel NUC, Jetson TX2, Raspberry Pi, and a new RPi CM3 carrier called the balenaFin.

OpenWrt based distro claimed to be first fully open source bitcoin mining software

Oct 26, 2018

Braiins has released an open source, OpenWrt based ASIC bitcoin miner stack called Braiins OS, featuring AsicBoost to reduce power usage. It’s compatible with Antminer and Dragonmint mining rigs and works with Braiins’ Slush Pool mining pool.

Linus returns to the helm as Linux 4.19 ships with new conduct code

Oct 25, 2018

Linux 4.19 has arrived with new CAKE router tech, WiFi 6 support, and a lightweight EROFS file system. Meanwhile, Linus Torvalds returned to duty from his self-imposed time-out to publicly discuss the new Code of Conduct.

EdgeX Foundry project releases Linux-on-Artik dev board

Oct 24, 2018

The EdgeX Foundry IoT middleware project announced nine new members including Intel, and launched an Ubuntu-driven development kit based on an octa-core Artik 710 module.

Arm’s Mbed Linux OS feeds into Pelion IoT strategy

Oct 17, 2018

Arm unveiled an “Mbed Linux OS” distro that mixes Yocto and Mbed code and works with its Pelion IoT Platform. Arm also extended Pelion to support x86 devices that use Intel’s SDO provisioning scheme.

Automotive Grade Linux dips into telematics with 6.0 release

Oct 16, 2018

The Automotive Grade Linux project has released Unified Code Base 6.0 in-vehicle infotainment stack with new software profiles for telematics and instrument cluster.