Over the last 20 years, Open Source software has made incredible inroads and become the de-facto standard for system software in many market categories. The same is not true of Open Source Quality Assurance. Despite the availability of many QA resources that are Open Source, the testing landscape is very fragmented, and there are lots of areas where in-house and ad-hoc testing hardware, code and methods are used.
In this keynote, Tim will describe barriers to sharing existing tests and test infrastructure. Tim will give his insights about what will it take to get Quality Assurance to the same level of ubiquity, quality, community, ease of deployment, and low cost, as Open Source coding.
Tim Bird (Sony) / Sr Staff Software Engineer Sony Electronics
Tim Bird is a Senior Software Engineer for Sony Corporation, where he helps Sony use Linux and other open source software in their products. Tim is the maintainer of the Fuego test framework, and is involved in various groups in the Linux Foundation, including the LF Technical Advisory Board. Tim created and continues to run the Embedded Linux Conference.
Tims overall goal is to improve Linux for use in consumer electronics products, by improving Linux system testing, directing technical initiatives of the Linux Foundation, and encouraging companies to participate in the open source community. Tim has been working with Linux for over 20 years.