Industry Support for Long Term Support Initiative (LTSI)
“NEC welcomes this announcement as a key member to support The Linux Foundation,” Chikara Imafuku, Executive Engineer, leading Android Technology Center of NEC Corporation, stated. "There are a number of common issues using Linux between community and broader range of Consumer Electronics industry. Long-Term-Support Initiative for Linux should solve such issues and also give benefit to much wider industries. I believe this initiative will build better Linux ecosystem in the industry."
“The Long Term Support Initiative is an example of how The Linux Foundation is able to enhance industry and community cooperation in utilizing Linux for consumer electronics products,” said Keiichiro Shimada, SVP of Sony Corporation. "The LTSI created by The Linux Foundation’s Consumer Electronics workgroup will advance Linux in CE products by providing a way in which companies can work together and share resources for maintaining Linux for these products.”
“LTSI will be very beneficial for consumer electronics industry by saving time and cost,” said Kazuo Kajimoto, Director System Engineering Center of Panasonic Corporation. “LTSI which is supported not only by industry engineers but by all Linux community will bring high quality and stability for next generation consumer electronics products.”
"Qualcomm Atheros welcomes this LTSI initiative", said Phil Kearney, Director of Engineering at Qualcomm Atheros. "We recognize similar shifts in the router industry as faced by embedded Linux consumer products. As router capabilities expand to support the growth of IP-based devices throughout the connected home, the new applications demand recent (yet stable) kernel versions. Gaining this type of directed support from the Linux Foundation will decrease integration burdens and speed time to market -- it's a win-win."
Renesas Electronics Corporation
Hiromi Watanabe, General Manager of SoC Software Platform Division at Renesas Electronics Corporation said, "Linux becomes one of most important operating system for embedded device now. Renesas Electronics supports LTSI project as it would solve existing Linux kernel version fragmentation issues that makes significant customer support overhead. We hope it also encourage corporate developers to collaborate community engineer to eliminate duplicated work currently happening on each production support."
“We believe the LTSI project is well aligned to address Samsung’s needs. We are delighted to have an opportunity to contribute to open source communities via this project,” said WonJoo Park, Vice President in Digital Media & Communications R&D Center, Samsung Electronics.
"LTSI will accomplish a way to streamline Linux kernel support for consumer electronics products, while bringing community and industry closely together. This is to be the first leap to solve new, exciting problems and let Linux make innovations continuously with us for the Long Term," said Toshinori Odaka, Director of Corporate Software Engineering Center, Toshiba Corporation.