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Community approach towards an industry-grade Linux distribution

On-line survey how an industry-grade Linux distribution should be equipped

Status quo

Currently available Linux distributions – even if developed explicitly for industry – do not fulfill everybody's wishes. They may lack support for

  • automated field updates
  • low-delay security patches
  • safety certification
  • real-time operation
  • small memory footprint
  • a particular architecture or controller
  • sufficiently long support
  • license compliance for redistribution
  • etc.

What can be done?

Due to the very heterogeneous landscape of Linux distributions that are currently in use, the most reasonable approach to improving the current unsatisfactory situation is to pick one or more existing distributions that come closest to an ideal industry-grade Linux and add the missing components.

Questionnaire

An important prerequisite to improving any Linux distribution is to know which particular set of tools, functions and components makes up an "ideal industry-grade" Linux distribution. In close collaboration with its partners from industry, OSADL, therefore, has initiated a related two-months community survey that is open to everybody who wishes to participate. If you do, please complete the below questionnaire and submit it to us. Your name, company and email address are of course optional; however, if you provide them, you will receive a one-time email with the results of this survey along with possible conclusions or ideas of a subsequent project.

ONLINE SURVEY ON HOW THE "IDEAL" INDUSTRY-GRADE LINUX DISTRIBUTION SHOULD BE
OSADL COMMUNITY APPROACH IN CLOSE COLLABORATION WITH PARTNERS FROM INDUSTRY
Name
Company
Email
  1a. Software development – relevance of support topics
Support for low memory footprint is
Support for hardware virtualization is
Support for containers such as LXC is
Support for currently unsupported hardware is
Support for merging off-tree drivers to mainline is
Support for cloud connectivity is
  1b. Software management – relevance of support topics
Support for life cycle of more than 10 years is
Support for security updates is
Support for continuous integration is
Support for license compliance is
  2. Use of particular embedded Linux distros and build systems
Debian

%

Ubuntu core

%

Yocto/Debian

%

Yocto/Poky

%

Elbe

%

Isar

%

PTXdist

%

Other

%

Other is:
  3. Major challenges
Major challenges encountered with embedded Linux
0/1000
Expert's email
Optional: A person other than the submitter to contact for details of the above
  4. Funding
Financial contribution
Possible amount (euros)

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