When companies choose Linux as an embedded OS for a future project, they immediately gain access to a wealth of knowledgeable developers and free technical resources. But what information do development team managers need, to get up to speed using Linux and open source?
To help educate engineering managers regarding issues and considerations associated with embedded Linux and open-source projects in general, the Linux Foundation has produced a tutorial specifically for managers new to the process of building products using embedded Linux.
From the video’s description: “Some of the top reasons companies use embedded Linux include the cost, the license (GPL, BSD), the availability of the source code, or even the accessibility of Linux talent. This tutorial will take industry leaders through some best practices and key considerations when considering building a project with embedded Linux.”
The tutorial includes topics such as:
- Balancing the proprietary and the open parts of your project
- How best to support your engineering staff on open source projects
- Ways you can reduce legal and management barriers
The free video, entitled “Manager’s Guide to Building a Product with Embedded Linux,” can be viewed here following free registration.
The Linux Foundation also offers free consultations to help companies that considering using embedded Linux in a future project determine how to best position their development team up for success. Requests for a free Linux team evaluation can be submitted here.