Enea’s vision is to help customers develop amazing functions in a connected society by providing network software platforms and expert services. Every day, more than three billion people around the globe rely on our technologies in a wide range of applications that carry high demands on performance, functionality, and reliability. Therefore, it is not surprising the majority of our platforms are based on the most widely used OS in embedded systems – Linux. The Yocto Project is today the de facto standard and universal starting point for creating custom Linux distributions. Collaborating with the Yocto Project gives us the best basis for achieving the necessary productivity, quality, robustness, and flexibility in our Linux based platforms so that our customers, in turn, succeed in highly differentiated and competitive products.

Enea is a Silver member of the project, and its engineers are active contributors. Involved in stabilization phases and other aspects within the Yocto Project, some of our main contributions are:

  • Enea has developed “ptest” automated test framework, allowing packages’ test suites integration, deployment and running on embedded systems.
  • Enea is the initiator and maintainer of meta-cgl (Carrier Grade Linux) layer which facilitates development of Yocto Project-based CGL compliant Linux distributions.
  • Enea has initiated and continuosly contributed to meta-virtualization layer within the project.

Enea is working actively with another Linux Foundation collaborative project in order to redefine tomorrow’s networks: Open Platform Network Function Virtualization (OPNFV). It is Enea’s goal to focus its contributions to the Yocto Project towards making it easier to create carrier grade distributions that are suitable for the telecom world, an industry for which Linux has shown great potential but not completely penetrated yet. It is
because of this that Enea’s initiatives and main contributions within the project involve meta layers for Carrier Grade Linux and virtualization – crucial aspects of networking.

Together, we cooperate to standardize a common framework for creating embedded distributions, giving our customers the possibility to make powerful Linux based solutions with global support, retaining freedom of choice without vendor lock-in.
– Daniel Forsgren, SVP Product Management, Enea