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Tuesday, October 29 • 14:25 - 15:00
Our Company and the Open Source Community: A Journey from Anxiety to Collaboration - Reto Schneider & Andreas Müller, GARDENA GmbH

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GARDENA is a company with a lot of experience with gardening tools; experience with software development and interaction with the open source community however is much more recent. In May 2016, an article in Golem.de provoked negative reactions in regards to GARDENA's use of GPL code – GARDENA clearly didn't yet understand the GPL. Three years later, most of the source code of the revised gateway is available on GitHub, MT7688 SoC support in U-Boot has been upstreamed, and management even agreed to allow root access to the gateway for hackers via UART.

In this talk, Reto Schneider and Andreas Müller, two enthusiastic GARDENA embedded developers, will take a look at GARDENA's Sub-GHz IoT gateway based on the MediaTek MT7688 SoC, the Yocto framework, and the U-Boot bootloader. They will explore the journey of GARDENA from open source novice towards active participant.

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Andreas Müller

Head of Embedded Development, Gardena (Husqvarna Group)
Andreas Müller has a background in electrical engineering and works as an embedded developer for Gardena's IoT product line.
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Reto Schneider

Senior Embedded Developer, Gardena (Husqvarna Group)
Reto Schneider has a background in computer science and works as an embedded developer for Gardena's IoT product line.

Tuesday October 29, 2019 14:25 - 15:00 CET
Forum 1
  Embedded Linux Conference, Upstreaming
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