Samsung Research UK - Finland
European Open Source Group
2nd October 2013
• Open Source is everywhere in Samsung products!
• And of course in the newest one:
• Why Finland?
• ”Sister” site in Silicon Valley, California, USA
• Samsung R&D HQ in Suwon, South Korea
• SRUK-FI officially opened 13th June 2013,
located in Otaniemi, Espoo (north of Innopoli)
• Current headcount around 20 and growing
• Focus areas in SRUK-FI:
Open Source Group (OSG)
Internal R&D support
Samsung R&D HQ in Suwon
Open Source Group
- Internal and external advocacy
- Internal training and ”enablement”
- Academic cooperation and research
- Contributions to various Open Source projects:
Yes, I’m hiring too! ;-)
And now a word from my sponsor!
- i.e. the mandatory Tizen slide ;-)
Tizen ... why Yet Another Linux Mobile Phone OS?
- What is the one common thing with all three current Mobile OSes?
- Control matters.
OK, there are other reasons too, like HTML5 and flexibility
Tizen is …
- Standards-based, multi-category platform
- Open Source under Linux Foundation
- Excellent platform for:
Diverse smart commercial devices
Research and education
- An industry consortium consisting of key
service providers and device manufacturers,
drives industry awareness and adoption of
Tizen software platform
”Lets do Open Source!”
- OK, but what does that mean, really?
In one word: ”Communication”
In two words: ”Open communication”
a) Nearly instantenous (direct messaging)
b) Very asynchronous (email)
c) Archives ( = ”forever”; wiki)
2. Type of communication
a) 1-to-1 (direct messaging)
b) 1-to-N (web pages)
c) N-to-N (IRC)
3. Geographical location
a) Inside one campus
b) Between company sites
c) Between company and the rest of the world
a) Personal development trees (on developer ’s computer)
b) Company confidential development trees (on intranet)
c) Open Source project repositories (in the Internet)
a) One-line messages (”You reviewed my patch?”)
b) Emails (patches, LKML ...)
c) Git-based source code repositiories (git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux)
feels scary ...
But what are the
“When Worlds Collide – The
Love & Hate Relationship of
Academia and Businesses”
And now something very different ...
Academia prefers money for free, while businesses want to see ROI
Professors want to have their own (small) sandboxes <= BAD!
How can we make Finland to become the innovation center of Europe?
Samsung is considering to join COSS as a board member