won't someone please think of the users!?
joey at linaro.org
Fri Apr 6 19:02:59 UTC 2012
Interesting discussion. :-) Here is my short take on this fwiw.
Two key points (public source: http://www.linaro.org/about)
1) Linaro's goals are to deliver value to its members through enabling
their engineering teams to focus on differentiation and product
delivery, and to reduce time to market for OEM/ODMs delivering open
source based products using ARM technology.
2) Linaro is not a Linux distribution. The organization provides great
software and tools for distributions to pull from.
So from the big picture, our first order optimization should be around these.
We've talked about how and when we release quite a lot over the last
two years. My own belief (and I don't manage the release process) is
that the second order of optimization should be for efficiency at the
Working Group level (efficient engineers are happier engineers and
that means more productivity) and that then, as a third priority, we
see what we can do to help out folks who look at Linaro as a Linux and
I'm personally fond of this last one because we all know that Linaro's
code rocks and many people want to pick it up and use it. A quick way
to get there is for our members to ask us to develop an LTS (Long Term
Support) version. We've talked about that previously as well and
there are some member-affecting trade-offs to be made if we did that
(which is why we haven't as of yet).
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