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Linux Hardware Certification: Overview & Status Update
Topic Area:
Track: UNIX
Topic: Hardware
Type:  Breakout Session

Schedule:
11/09/99   04:00 PM     Duration: 60 Min.     Room: 6E

Presenter:
Randy Messer
Compaq Computer Corporation  

Abstract:
This presentation will review the rationale behind the Linux hardware and device certification projects, the customer and market benefits of such a program, the engineering processes and issues involved in such programs, and a review of the currently active certification efforts. A discussion of the benefits of 'branding' programs for hardware and devices will be included. A review of how these efforts are proceeding under the 'open source' model will be provided. A comprehensive list of resources and contacts will conclude the talk.

Objectives:
Identify and describe the Linux certification process
 
Review the key technical issues involved in certification
 
Articulate the customer and support benefits from certification  

Prerequisites for attendees:
None. This is an introductory level discussion, and all required information will be provided.

Required Skill Level:
Introduction
For those entering a profession/changing technology base

                                                                                                                                                                           

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