By Kay Stanley
We have been busy creating a new resource for our Linux users to connect with others! One of the most high profile and exciting initiatives that I've been tasked with, is to partner with other Wind River staff, and create a place for Linux users of all kinds to come together. We've heard what our customers have been asking for and they were the key drivers behind this project:
- You asked for it and we built it. In two separate Wind River Linux user surveys, our customers’ top request was an active, well-maintained content-rich discussion group. The Wind River Developer Community for Linux is focused on Wind River Linux and embedded Linux content.
- Get your questions answered. The Wind River Developer Community for Linux brings together the combined knowledge of embedded Linux experts, our customers, and Wind River engineers.
- Maybe you’ve got some of the answers. The Wind River Developer Community for Linux is a rewarding way for you to share your expertise. Someone may have helped you figure out a technology problem or given you great advice; now you can repay the favor while meeting new people and making new contacts.
- A repository of Wind River Linux and embedded Linux tips and best practices, the Wind River Developer Community for Linux collects and stores relevant content contributed by our customers and experts to help you enhance your skills so you can gain more knowledge and take yourself to a new professional level.
This initiative encourages interactions between Wind River users, Wind River engineers, and embedded Linux community experts. The Wind River Developer Community for Linux provides a platform for exchanging ideas, news, technical information, best practices, and how to maximize the use of Wind River Linux and embedded Linux.
As your community manager, I look forward to seeing how our first forum will bring together community insights and tips for all sizes of companies and all types of users. I have been working on building user groups, communities and partner forums for many years in the Linux, Solaris, AIX and Oracle worlds. This is the first time I've personally been involved in bringing a new tool to the embedded/open-source users. If anything my experience with Wind River Linux and its customers has shown me, it's that this user base has no problem sharing, building on each others ideas and helping each other. I hope to provide you all with a place to do just that in a community atmosphere!
We are looking to launch the Wind River Developer Community for Linux soon and have already shared developer.windriver.com with early adopters, so stay tuned for the official release!
I am very proud to help deliver on a demand of our Linux technology users.