“Open Devices is a Sony Developer Program initiative that provides a Base Platform built from Open Source Software,
using new kernels (4.4) and minimal vendor binaries, with the goal to ensure privacy and security over proprietary features.
During the last 6 years of working within the Open Source community we've seen the pains involved in keeping a complete portfolio, not just the latest flagships, up to date. At the same time there has been a major shift from just features to privacy oriented custom software. The latter requiring fast releases and fast security updates.
In this session we will go into detail on how to accomplish this, what obstacles we've encountered and the lessons learned from our work towards that goal. And something about the future.”