13 Facts About Linaro


Linaro is an engineering organization that works on free and open-source software such as the Linux kernel, the GNU Compiler Collection, QEMU, power management, graphics and multimedia interfaces for the ARM family of instruction sets and implementations thereof as well as for the Heterogeneous System Architecture .

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Linaro provides a collaborative engineering forum for companies to share engineering resources and funding to solve common problems on ARM software.

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Linaro aims to provide stable, tested tools and code for multiple software distributions to use to reduce low-level fragmentation of embedded Linux software.

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Linaro was formed to provide ”new resources and industry alignment for open source software developers using Linux on the world's most sophisticated semiconductor System-on-Chips .

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In February 2014, Linaro formed the Linaro Security Working group to “create open source Android and Linux reference designs for Trusted execution environment technology.

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In May 2014, Linaro launched the Linaro Digital Home Group, focused on ARM-based media gateways and STBs .

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In 2015, Linaro launched 96Boards, a specification created with the aim of delivering compatible low cost, small footprint 32-bit and 64-bit Cortex-A boards.

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In 2016, Linaro launched the Linaro IoT and Embedded Group, with the aim of developing “end-to-end open source reference software for IoT devices and applications.

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In 2018, Linaro restructured the engineering groups to align with the technological landscape.

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In 2022, Linaro launched the Windows on Arm Group together with Arm, Microsoft and Qualcomm.

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In September 2016 Linaro announced the Linaro IoT and Embedded Group that focuses on delivering end to end open source reference software for more secure connected products, ranging from sensors and connected controllers to smart devices and gateways, for the industrial and consumer markets.

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In February 2022 Linaro formed the Windows on Arm Group together with Arm, Microsoft and Qualcomm.

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All code developed within Linaro working groups is open source and therefore available under standard Open Source Initiative license terms.

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