Intel’s Open Source Technology Center is a top contributor to the Linux kernel and invests heavily in open source technologies, including the Yocto Project. As a co-founder of the Yocto Project, Intel believes strongly that leadership in open source can only happen with strong relationships—even among competitors. That’s the reason the Yocto Project has been so successful, growing in just seven years to support 80% of embedded Linux builds and thousands of developers worldwide.
Customers benefit from having a single point of entry for Linux OS development instead of working in a fragmented and non-standard ecosystem. The Yocto Project makes the development of Linux-based products on Intel platforms simple to develop and manage with integrated support for all of Intel’s current and next-generation products, from Atom to Core and beyond.
Intel’s contributions to the project also focus on ease of use. Our work has enabled our customers to shorten development time significantly. The value that the Yocto Project provides helps developers move from demo to prototype to a commercial Linux-based OS, saving time and money and helping developers succeed with Intel architectures.
Intel also advocates for the Yocto Project’s inclusion into other open source projects, harnessing the strength and versatility of the Yocto Project’s tools and customizing OS images for embedded and IoT development. Intel works closely with Wind River Systems to create Linux-based products, and also to create Yocto Project-based tools and extensions.
Today, Intel remains a top contributor to the Yocto Project and a heavy user internally—particularly in support of its embedded architectures. From the IoT Developer Kit to support for the latest embedded microprocessor, Intel understands the importance of the Yocto Project and continues to invest in its success.
The Intel Open Source Technology Center is proud to be a founding member and a leader in the Yocto Project. This project has revolutionized the way embedded Linux is built, and it is integral to Intel’s success in the Internet of Things, enabling very rapid development and prototyping through excellent build tools and the standardization of hardware support.
– Mark Skarpness, Vice President, Software and Services Group and Director of Embedded Operating Systems at Intel Corporation