This presentation will provide engineers with recommended strategies for gaining senior management approval of mainline Linux development. Often engineers struggle to clearly outline the advantages of mainline Linux development and to quantify the financial benefits to their organizationâs bottom line while making the Linux mainline offering better and improving their respective projects. This presentation will help engineers more effectively communicate with less technical management and convey compelling arguments for mainline Linux development initiatives.
The target audience is any engineer seeking to begin mainline development within their organization. Kevin Chalmers has successfully used these strategies within TI to create a mainline development organization focused on upstream support for TI devices. He can share best practices and pitfalls in soliciting management approval.