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Vortrag: The good, the bad, and the ugly - Linux Kernel patches


Companies are often blamed for not working upstream. Surprisingly, the situation is not per se better with community projects. To change the latter for the better, Wolfram will show some examples regarding the Linux Kernel and present ideas to create win-win-win situations.

In this talk, some examples will be given how Linux Kernel patches are handled in a few great-for-hacking projects. There is great creativity to be found and interesting lessons to be learned, especially when it comes to upstreaming.

The idea is to create or encourage situations where everyone wins. Ultimately, the kernel will be improved, the project doesn't need to carry a local patch, the submitter gains knowledge and experience, and the development effort won't be forgotten but shared amongst all. And there are already helpful inbetween states on the way.

Wolfram will share his experiences wearing the hats of a Kernel maintainer, a commercial developer, and a passionate hacker. And while Kernel focused, the ideas applied here are pretty generic.


Tag: 28.12.2013
Anfang: 22:00 Uhr
Dauer: 00:30
Room: Saal G
Track: Hardware & Making
Sprache: en




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