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Linaro Multimedia Mini Summit

July 1, 2011

Since the Linaro multimedia working group didn’t get to plan at the last Linaro Developers Summit, we held our own mini-summit at the beautiful IBM campus in Austin. It has been 3 weeks and I am just now able to think about other things like updating this blog due to the flurry of planning activities that followed. There are other factors at play too, one of them is I have agreed to take on the role of team lead for the multimedia working group. Even though my view now encompasses all multimedia, I will try to keep to this blogs original intent of writing about Linux sound and specifically ARM audio.

The Linaro multimedia working group,  often referred to as MMWG, needed to hold the summit to share our plans and discuss the requirements for the upcoming development cycle. It was very well attended by key technical folks from all areas of ARM-based multimedia. Attending were representatives from Linaro, IBM, NVidia, Freescale, Texas Instruments, Collabora, ST-Ericsson, ARM and others as well as several who were able to dial-in. I had organized meet-ups before, but it was the first time I had organized an event this size. All in all, it went very well and I think everyone enjoyed the experience of meeting to discuss the challenges ahead of us.

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