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October 23-26, 2017 - Prague, Czech Republic
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Tuesday, October 24 • 11:45 - 12:25
How Not to be a Good Linux Kernel Maintainer - Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz, Samsung Electronics Polska Sp. Z o.o.

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Linux Kernel maintainers play an important role in the Linux Kernel ecosystem and are crucial for its success. With a constant growth of the number of Linux Kernel developers there is also a growing requirement for more maintainers (at various levels, from single driver to a major core subsystem). However there is little to none training or materials for the new maintainers. In this talk Bartlomiej will try to provide some advice on how to be a good Linux Kernel maintainer by describing most common mistakes done by maintainers (ranging from social to technical ones) based on his 15 years experience in Linux Kernel community and various roles full-filled during that time (from contributor to a major subsystem maintainer and from volunteer developer to a full-time kernel engineer). The talk will also address the evolution of the maintainer role and contain some future predictions.

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Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz

Senior Software Engineer, Samsung Electronics Polska Sp. z o.o.
Bartlomiej is a Senior Software Engineer at Samsung R&D Institute Poland. Currently, he is improving Linux Kernel support for Samsung ARM Exynos SoCs series. Zolnierkiewicz has been contributing into the Linux Kernel since 2002, working mostly on various device drivers. He was th... Read More →



Tuesday October 24, 2017 11:45 - 12:25
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