Yocto Project welcomes new platinum members

VANCOUVER, British ColumbiaAug. 28, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The Yocto Project, an open source collaboration project that helps developers create custom Linux-based systems for embedded products, today announces continued growth with two new platinum members, an upcoming project release and ongoing community engagement.

The Yocto Project provides a flexible set of tools and a space where embedded developers worldwide can share technologies, software stacks, configurations, and best practices to create tailored Linux images for embedded and Internet of Things (IOT) devices. The Yocto Project launched in 2011 and currently has over 22 active members.

Arm and Facebook join the Yocto Project at Platinum level adding their technical and financial support towards consolidating the Yocto Project as a secure, stable and adaptable industry standard. “We are delighted to welcome Arm and Facebook to the Yocto Project at the Platinum level,” said Lieu Ta, Senior Director of Governance and Business Operations at Wind River and Chair of the Yocto Project Advisory Board. “With their continued support, we are furthering the embedded systems ecosystem and the Yocto Project as a whole.” Arm and Facebook join the current Platinum members – Intel and Texas Instruments – thus strengthening the Yocto Project Board with their contributions.

Richard Purdie continues to lead the Yocto Project as Project Architect and Linux Foundation Fellow. Richard’s position is now supported directly by the Yocto Project, supplemented by a generous grant from Comcast. Under Purdie’s leadership, the project is on track for their upcoming fall release. “The next release will demonstrate Yocto Project’s ability to efficiently build and importantly, test complete Linux software stacks which are reproducible, easily audited and totally customizable in a maintainable way,” said Richard Purdie, Project Architect of the Yocto Project.

Embedded Linux Conference Europe, October 22-24, 2018 in Edinburgh, United Kingdom. Embedded Linux Conference (ELC) is the premier vendor-neutral technical conference for companies and developers using Linux in embedded products. Members of the Yocto Project community will participate in a variety of sessions, presentations and tutorials during the event. Additionally, the Yocto Project will host a bi-annual Developer’s Day on October 25, 2018. For more information and to register for the DevDay, visit here. To learn more about Yocto Project’s onsite presence, visit here.