Liberating TV set-top-boxes
Exporting Free Software to Shenzhen and elsewhere
Andreas joined SUSE's Virtualization Team in 2011 and took on the role of Project Manager for ARM64 in 2017. He has been involved in the openSUSE ARM port from the beginning and keeps pushing the limits of where mainline Linux kernels and openSUSE can run.
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The author will present a campaign to ensure that Android based TV boxes and other Linux based consumer devices with 64-bit ARM system-on-chip (SoC) have a Free and Open Source kernel available. Dive into the meaning and effects of the GNU General Public License (GPL), and learn about your rights as device owners, GPL enforcement options for copyright holders and ideas for alternatives. Having initiated mainline kernel support for Amlogic S905 SoC based on a TV box, we'll look at the anatomy of a TV box and why they are an easier target than mobile devices. Recent developments include an expansion to Realtek SoCs in 4.13. A high concentration of TV box manufacturers is found in Shenzhen, China, and responses have been surprisingly positive. If you own or consider buying a TV box and are interested in running openSUSE Tumbleweed on it, you can both benefit from and participate in this initiative.
- 2017 October 21 16:45
- 30 min
- Room 2
- openSUSE.Asia Summit 2017