Session Abstract

SOC vendors are often regarded as not being good open source citizens.  They tend to work downstream with upstream being an afterthought -- if its even being thought of at all.  This is contrary to open source community practices and can cause friction when engineers operating in these different modes try to interact.  There are often good reasons, and sometimes not-so-good reasons, for this type of behavior.  In this talk I will attempt to give more insight into why SOC vendors are downstream-focused, what types of issues motivate this behavior, and how we can better bridge these ecosystems to "pop the bubble".

Session Speakers

Bryan Huntsman

Sr Director (Qualcomm Innovation Center)

Bryan Huntsman is a Senior Director at the Qualcomm Innovation Center and is responsible for Linux Kernel development on Qualcomm Snapdragon processors for mobile and IoT markets.  Over the past decade, he has set up a team of engineers and engineering processes that contributed to the launch of billions of Android devices. Prior to joining Qualcomm, Bryan spent 10 years in the telecommunications industry working as a SW/FW developer for embedded, real-time systems. Bryan has a B.S in Computer Engineering from the University of Florida.