Profile: BeagleBoard Organization
Matt Soucy (msoucy at csh dot rit dot edu)
Liam Middlebrook (liammiddlebrook at gmail dot com)
Aaron Herting (adh2380 at rit dot edu)
We chose the Beaglebone organization as lots of us have used either one of their products or a similar product like the Raspberry Pi. It's a really cool company that has lots of potential for helping people get really cool embedded projects off the ground.
Texas Instruments is a Publically Trading Corporation
Originally founded as Geophysical Service Incorporated (1930)
Founded as Texas Instruments (1951)
John Clarence Karcher
Cecil H. Green
J. Erik Jonsson
Patrick E. Haggerly
All the founders are dead
Beagleboard has a blog that they have some announcements on as well as showing cool new projects.
Beagleboard has a few mailing lists and forums.
They also operate a video tutorial website for common issues people have.
Beagleboard maintains a list of conferences as well as what was presented here.
Slideshows Typically the conferences have to do with embedded Linux applications and the talks are given by various people in the Beagleboard community.
Some of the conferences they have presentations at are:
Embedded Linux Conference
Maker Faire Bay Area
Provides a kernel for BeagleBoard and BeagleBone devices
Repository is large enough that it defies analysis
Encorporates the Linux kernel
Large number of contributors as a result, but few pull requests for the repository itself
This repository's main differences are the BeagleBone specific drivers, etc
Documentation for submitting patches is from the original Linux kernel
Uses upstream changes, but non-upstream contributions must be BeagleBone-specific
Hierarchical, one component of mainline Linux development
Callaway Coefficient of Fail
Hard to apply to OSHW projects as much of the code written specifically for the project are spread throughout forks of other projects.
Public (Github +0)
Webviewer (Github +0)
Source control tool (Git +0)
Announce releases (Newsletter, Github +0)
Bug tracker (Github +0)
Website (beaglebone.org +0)
The GitHub organization only has 4 people on it. Fail.
Beagleboardorg has created several "boards" that are typically used in embedded Linux applications.
Their current most popular board is the BeagleBone Black which is based off of an ARM chipset and runs Linux.
The BeagleBone Black can be expanded by things called "Capes" which are attachments that can provide various additional functionality.
Their older boards are the BeagleBoard, Beagleboard XM, and the BeagleBone.
Over the years due to embedded technology getting better, their products have gotten cheaper and more powerful.