Lineo Solutions has joined the Yocto Project as a silver member. We welcome them heartily - and indeed it is a welcome back, as Lineo was involved with the OpenEmbedded project way back in the early 2000s, before it even became OpenEmbedded! Lineo was involved in the original project to port Linux to the Sharp Zaurus. This project eventually grew and become OpenEmbedded.
The project is pleased to announce that Intel Corporation has become the first Platinum member of the project. Intel is a founding member of the Yocto Project, and has been a Gold member since 2011.
The Yocto Project has always had two levels for corporate participation: Gold and Silver, which are similar to the same levels in the Linux Foundation itself. These are memberships with paid dues that enable members to have some influence in the project’s governance (see About section). Late last year, the project’s Advisory Board voted to create two new levels:
Wondering what's new in the 2.1 "krogoth" release? Check this What's New in 2.1 wiki page to find out!
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.