bids desired for CEWG projects under consideration


Tim Bird <tim.bird@...>
 

Hello all,

The CE Workgroup of the Linux Foundation occasionally solicits contractors
for projects they are considering. The following projects are currently
under consideration for funding this year, and the CE Workgroup would be
interested in hearing from you if you would like to work on them (and be
paid for it!)

http://elinux.org/Supporting_open-spec_development_board_and_libraries_on_meta-debian
and
http://elinux.org/Real-time_GPU_computing_with_RT_PREEMPT
and
http://elinux.org/Support_mainline_Broadcom_wireless_driver_on_an_Android_platform

A little background might be worthhile...

For a while now, CEWG has been studying the feasibility of combining the
Yocto Project with Debian, to create a system for using the Debian
distribution for embedded projects. The first proposal above, intends
to solicit (paid) contributions to extending CEWGs project to more
hardware and to include more libraries in the target distribution.

The second proposal is research project into the issues of utilizing
GPU functionality in combination with Linux RT (specifically the RT_PREEMPT
patch set).

The third proposal is related to CEWGs ongoing device mainlining
project. This is the first of what may be a series of proposals to
fund specific technical work to reduce the amount of out-of-tree code
used in mobile devices. For more information about that project,
see http://elinux.org/CE_Workgroup_Device_Mainlining_Project
and http://elinux.org/Kernel_areas_of_focus_for_mainlining

If you are interested in any of the above topics, and in particular
are willing to get paid to work on some of these areas (producing
or enhancing open source software to benefit the entire embedded
industry), then please contact me.

Please also respond to this thread, or e-mail me directly if you
have any questions about the projects.

Thanks,
-- Tim Bird

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Senior Software Engineer, Sony Mobile Communications, Inc
Architecture Group Chair, CE Workgroup of the Linux Foundation