Guest: Kate Stewart (LinkedIn, Twitter)
Organization/Project: Linux Foundation (LinkedIn, Twitter), Zephyr
Zephyr is an open-source, real-time operating system (RTOS) built for resource-constrained devices. It fits anywhere that Linux does not. In this episode of 2023 Predictions, Kate Stewart, VP of Dependable Embedded Systems at the Linux Foundation, shares her forecast for the industry this new year.
In 2023, Stewart predicts:
- Seeing a lot more Zephyr-powered products emerging in the market.
- Seeing Zephyr being used in systems with other OSs and configurations, with various products lined up for release this year.
- Organizations focusing a lot more on how to handle security and safety-critical environments.
Zephyr will continue to focus on:
- Advancing all sorts of technology areas and incorporating new communication stacks and information as the project prepares for its safety certification this year.
- Ensuring effective coordination with more people being added to the project over time.
- Growing the community and managing developers’ ecosystem as well as resources for developers.
The Road Ahead: As the foundation finds the range of its contributors expanding, it aims to make it easier for people to understand how to contribute to the upstream project.
This summary was written by Monika Chauhan.