Perth, Western Australia - 6th to 10th January 2014

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The changing Linux kernel development process

Project: kernel

The process that leads to Linux kernel releases is an amazing thing: it is
able to incorporate tens of thousands of independent changes from thousands
of developers into a single, coherent product with regular stable releases.
This talk will examine where kernel code comes from and how it gets into
the mainline with a strong emphasis on how the community has changed in
recent years. The community we have is, in many ways, quite different from
what it was five years ago; those differences will be discussed with an eye
toward their implications for the future.

This talk will be of interest to users, developers, and managers working on
or with the Linux kernel at any level in the software stack.

Jonathan Corbet

Jonathan Corbet is a Linux kernel contributor, co-founder of (and the author of its Kernel Page), a member of the Linux Foundation's Technical Advisory Board, and the lead author of Linux Device Drivers, Third Edition. He lives in Boulder, Colorado, USA.