RISC-V on Edge: Porting EVE and Alpine Linux to RISC-V

What is special about community-industry collaboration around an open architecture like RISC-V is that the community can join development around key kernel subsystems in parallel with the semiconductor companies and manufacturers as they are producing the new chipsets and boards. Open silicon design, open board design, and open kernel software speeds bring-up of new boards and fosters greater innovation due to the diversity of talent contributing to the technology. For many kernel developers, tackling RISC-V is becoming harder to resist now that commercially viable and scalable hardware has begun to enter the market. A private beta program launched by the BeagleBoard Foundation in March 2021 placed an affordable, yet powerful prototype RISC-V board into the hands of Roman Shaposhnik. What did Roman do? He joined a diverse team of software and hardware hackers to tackle bringing up Linux on the new board. In this talk, Roman will tell you about his experience porting Alpine Linux and LF Edge EVE-OS to the new RISC-V architecture.
22 Minutes
Kathy Giori

Kathy Giori, Ecosystem Engagement Lead at ZEDEDA

Kathy fills her desk with hardware, especially compute nodes that can be flashed with EVE-OS and microcontroller boards that can be programmed as IoT devices. At ZEDEDA, she drives open source and industry collaboration for win-win benefits. Prior to ZEDEDA, she held senior roles at Mozilla, Arduino, Qualcomm, a few startups, and more. She also volunteers to teach students in STEM. She received her bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Minnesota, and her master's in EE from Stanford University. When not at a computer, she can usually be found exploring the great outdoors of northern California.

Roman Shaposhnik

Roman Shaposhnik, Co-Founder of ZEDEDA Inc.

Roman is a well known and acknowledged expert and visionary in Open Source strategy and execution. When co-founding ZEDEDA, he put open source technology at the core of a new industrial computing paradigm -- securing edge compute hardware as if it were part of your cloud-native ecosystem. In addition to making contributions to open source projects across a wide spectrum of technology, including active contributions to Alpine Linux and Project EVE, Roman is on the board of directors of LF Edge, and is VP Legal at the Apache Software Foundation.

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