Yoshitake Kobayashi is Technical Steering Committee Chair of the Civil Infrastructure Platform (CIP) project. The CIP is focused on establishing an open source “base layer” of industrial grade software to enable the use and implementation of software building blocks in civil infrastructure projects.
Yoshi is also leading an embedded Linux development team at Toshiba Corporation. This team provides Linux and related technologies for various products in Toshiba. His research interests include operating systems, distributed systems and dynamically reconfigurable systems.
Debian runs on many kind of civil infrastructure embedded systems, such as industrial IoT gateways, healthcare devices, trafic control systems or power plant turbine controllers. The Civil Infrastructure Platform (CIP) project has started the creation of an open source “base layer” of industrial grade software to enable the use and implementation of software building blocks in civil infrastructure projects. To make this “base layer”, we think that Debian is one of the most important projects to collaborate with. CIP member companies have experience making products based on Debian, not only from binary packages but also source packages. In this talk, Yoshitake will explain why CIP members use Debian and how they adapt Debian for each use case:
- How to create customized root file systems based on Debian source or binary packages.
- How to fix Debian source code for cross-compiling.
- OSS license compliance.
- Long-term maintenance industrial requirements.
Yoshitake would also like to discuss how to contribute and collaborate with the Debian project.