September 27-30, 2021
Seattle, Washington, USA + Virtual
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Monday, September 27 • 4:50pm - 5:40pm
(VIRTUAL) Panel Discussion: Super Long Term Kernel Maintenance - Masashi Kudo & Alice Ferrazzi, Cybertrust Japan Co., Ltd.; Greg Kroah-Hartman, The Linux Foundation; Jan Kiszka, Siemens Technology; Chris Paterson, Renesas Electronics Europe

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Linux celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, but it is still growing and is being used more and more widely. As the use of Linux continues to grow, the demand for LTS kernels increases as well. All active LTS kernels have a six-year maintenance period. It is the Linux kernel community that is realizing such amazing activities, and a very large ecosystem is formed around it. Meanwhile, CIP (Civil Infrastructure Platform), which aims to apply Linux to industrial-grade systems, sets its goal to achieve a longer maintenance period of ten-plus years as a community activity. In order to achieve its goal, CIP kernel and test teams take advantage of the LTS kernels, while contributing to the Linux kernel community with “Upstream First” as its development principle. Among the currently active LTS kernels, version 4.4, the oldest one, will reach EOL in February 2022. CIP SLTS 4.4 based on this is scheduled for self-maintenance by the CIP kernel team after its EOL. Why is maintenance beyond the LTS necessary? What are the challenges of long term maintenance and how have they been overcome? We will have a panel discussion with CIP members on the outlook for LTS with Mr. Greg Kroah-Hartman, the distinguished kernel developer and the maintainer of the LTS kernels.

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Greg Kroah-Hartman

Linux Foundation Fellow, Linux Foundation
Greg Kroah-Hartman is among a distinguished group of software developers who maintain Linux at the kernel level. In his role as a Linux Foundation Fellow, he continues his work as the maintainer for the Linux stable kernel branch and a variety of subsystems while working in a fully... Read More →
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Chris Paterson

Project Leader, Renesas Electronics Europe
Project Leader in the Linux team at Renesas Electronics Europe. Working with the Civil Infrastructure Platform (CIP) and KernelCI projects.
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Jan Kiszka

Principal Key Expert, Siemens AG
Jan Kiszka is working as consultant, open source evangelist and Principal Key Expert Engineer in the Competence Center Embedded Linux at Siemens Technology. He is supporting Siemens businesses with adapting, enhancing or strategically driving open source as platform for their product... Read More →
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Alice Ferrazzi

Senior Engineer, MIRACLE LINUX powered by Cybertrust Japan Co., Ltd.
Alice Ferrazzi is a Gentoo Linux Developer and the Gentoo Kernel Project Leader. She holds Gentoo study meetings in Tokyo, Japan and organizes Gentoo booth at various open source events. Furthermore, she is currently working as IoT Technology division as embedded software engineer... Read More →
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Masashi Kudo

Technology Advisor, Cybertrust Japan Co., Ltd.
Masashi Kudo is working as Technology Advisor at Cybertrust Japan Co., Ltd. He has nearly thirty-year experiences on IT&NW, including UNIX kernel on several processor flavors, Database, and SDN. He joined CIP (Civil Infrastructure Platform) project in 2018 as representatives of Cybertrust... Read More →

Monday September 27, 2021 4:50pm - 5:40pm PDT
MeetingPlay Platform + Virtual Learning Lab