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Tech Talk: Linux Kernel Development

Linux Kernel Development-Too Fast To Be Stable

 By Greg Kroah-Hartman

Thursday, November 20th —3:40 pm

Morken Center—Room 103

The Linux kernel is the largest collaborative software development project ever.  This talk will discuss exactly how Linux is developed, how fast it is happening, who is doing the work, and how we all stay sane keeping up with it.  It will discuss the development model used, and how it differs from almost all “traditional” models of software development.  The talk will also go into ways to get involved in the project, and why it is a good thing for students to contribute to the kernel development process.

Greg Kroah-Hartman is a Fellow at the Linux Foundation.  He is currently responsible for the stable Linux kernel releases, and is a maintainer of the USB, TTY, and driver core subsystems in the kernel as well as other portions of the codebase that he wishes he could forget about.  He is the author of two books about Linux kernel development, both free online, and has written many papers and articles about the Linux kernel.