Internal Projects

The Yocto Project is composed of many different internal projects. Most of these are maintained by the Yocto Project's maintainers. Some of these, like BitBake and OpenEmbedded Core, are co-maintained with other projects.

One internal project, Poky, is a reference system that composes all of these internal projects together and provides a single base to test interoperability. When you download a comprehensive version of the Yocto Project, you are actually downloading Poky - inside, all of the components work together. Think of it as a base from which to start customizing your own Linux distribution.

Click through to learn more about each of these projects.


Yocto Project developers and community members frequently present at conferences and other gatherings, and most of the presentations from these events are available as slides, videos, or both. This section provides a catalog of presentations and resources associated with them.


The Yocto Project participates in events worldwide. This section provides a catalog of those events, both in the past and the future.