Growing the-Linux mobile ecosystem

The embedded world – especially with mobile devices – has traditionally been quite far detached from the upstream software they run such as the Linux kernel. For example: Android devices often have millions of lines of code in the kernel which aren’t suitable for upstreaming due to code quality or because they require proprietary userspace components. However, the last decade has seen a
growing interest across the industry in creating products and platforms that are more open, enabling us to retro-actively upgrade devices and run FOSS, user respecting software.

In this talk I’ll introduce the Linux mobile community, explain the process of supporting mainline Linux on Qualcomm phones and how postmarketOS makes it easy by providing straightforward device support, portable tooling and an active developer community.

Caleb Connolly