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Enabling Linux in Safety Applications (ELISA) Will Expand Into New Areas | Shuah Khan


Guest: Shuah Khan (LinkedIn)
Organization/Project: ELISA Project (Twitter)
Show: 2022 Prediction Series

Enabling Linux in Safety Applications aka ELISA is a new Linux Foundation project that is, as the name implies, focused on enabling Linux in safety-critical applications such as healthcare and automotives. Shuah Khan, Linux Fellow & Chair of the ELISA Project TSC, predicts that the project will continue to grow in 2022 and will expand into other critical areas such as aviation and industrial spaces. Check out her predictions for 2022 above.


Swapnil Bhartiya: Hi, this is your host, Swapnil Bhartiya. And welcome back to TFiR’s predictions for 2022. And today we have with us, once again, Shuah Khan, Lennox fellow and chair of the ELISA project technical steering committees. Shuah, it’s great to have you on the show.

Shuah Khan: Thank you for having me.

Swapnil Bhartiya: Before we ask you to grab your crystal ball and share your predictions, I want to know a little bit about the project. Tell us what the project is all about?

Shuah Khan: ELISA project is all about enabling Linux and safety critical applications. What that means is that at ELISA project, what we are doing is we are bringing safety experts and Linux experts together to collaborate on developing best practices and resources for people that are enabling Linux in their products, on their safety critical applications.

Swapnil Bhartiya: Now, if I ask you, please grab the crystal ball and tell me what predictions you have for 2022.

Shuah Khan: My first prediction is that the ELISA community will keep growing. We’ll add a new, which we have added new members this year and will continue to add new members. And we will continue to engage with the Cardinal community and safety community. My second prediction is we will expand our critical spaces. Right now, we have medical and automotive. We will expand into… When I say expand into, we’ll add members from aviation and industrial spaces.

Swapnil Bhartiya: Thanks for sharing these two predictions. Now, if I ask you what is going to be the focus of the project in 2022?

Shuah Khan: The focus for us in 2020 is continuing to work with AGL, Autostar in the automotive space and continue to engage the Cardinal community and safety community. Our second focus is continuing again, harmonizing best practices for our members. We want to be able to make best practices, processes, and resources available to our members that are enabling Linux on safety clinical applications.

Swapnil Bhartiya: Shuah, thank you so much for sharing these predictions and also, the focus for the project for 2022. And as usual, I would love to have you back on the show. Thank you.

Shuah Khan: Thank you, Swapnil.


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