SOC vendors are often regarded as not being good opensource citizens. They tend to work downstream with upstream being an afterthought -- if its even being thought of at all. This is contrary to opensource 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".
Sr Director (Qualcomm)