The OpenEmbedded Project and the Yocto Project are co-maintainers of the core technology that drives both projects: the BitBake build engine and OpenEmbedded Core – the metadata necessary for building custom embedded Linux distributions. The OpenEmbedded Project and the Yocto Project work in close collaboration on improving these technologies with a high level of integrity and transparency in their shared community.
One of OpenEmbedded’s goals for the Yocto Project is to further evolve as an open and independent toolkit for beginning and advanced Linux developers, where developers can improve both the tools and the distributions they build with those tools.
OpenEmbedded’s solid and cohesive community-driven approach dovetails well with the Yocto Project’s added resources, resulting in a synergy that exceeds the capabilities of either project independently. As a result, the entire embedded Linux community benefits with great tools and a very large community of developers contributing back into both projects.
OpenEmbedded wants the Yocto Project to further evolve as an open and independent toolkit for beginning and advanced Linux developers, where developers can improve both the tools and the distribution they build with the tools.
A decade worth of OpenEmbedded community effort has evolved into the recognized technology for building custom Linux distributions.
– Philip Balister, Chairman, OpenEmbedded Board