Linux is used in all major industries because it can enable faster time to market for new features and take advantage of the quality of the code development processes. Launched in February 2019, the Enabling Linux In Safety Application (ELISA) Project works with Linux kernel and safety communities to agree on what should be considered when Linux is used in safety-critical systems. The project has several dedicated working groups that focus on providing resources for system integrators to apply and use to analyze qualitatively and quantitatively on their systems.
The Working Groups have two main focuses – the horizontal Working Groups include Safety Architecture, Linux Features, Tool Investigation, Open Source Engineering Process, and Systems as well as vertical use case based Working Groups in Aerospace, Automotive, and Medical Devices domains.These Working Groups collaborate to produce an exemplary reference system. Linux Features, Architecture and Code Improvements should be integrated into the reference system directly. Tools and Engineering Process should serve the reproducible product creation. Medical, Automotive, Aerospace and additional future WG use cases should be able to strip down the reference system to their use case demands.The Project’s Technical Steering Committee (TSC) oversees the Working Group activities and coordinates cross Working Group collaboration to drive the technical direction of the Project. You can interact with the TSC by subscribing to its public forum and attend its biweekly meeting that’s open to the public by default.
To kickoff 2024, ELISA hosted an annual Working Group Update where all of the leads share a quick overview, milestones achieved and plans for the new year. The update meetings, which was hosted online for a few hours over two days, was open to the public. If you missed the meeting, the videos can be found on-demand on a new Working Group playlist on the ELISA Youtube Channel.
Each week, we’ll feature a new Working Group video and details for how to get involved in meetings and join the discussions. Today, we’ll kick off the blog series with a 10-minute project overview by Philipp Ahmann, Chair of the ELISA Project Technical Steering Committee and Technical Business Development Manager at Robert Bosch GmbH.
ELISA is open to everyone. Anyone can develop and contribute code, get elected to the Technical Steering Committee, or help steer the project forward in any number of ways.
Learn more about the ELISA Project by:
- Joining a Working Group
- Following us on X at @ProjectElisa
- Connecting with our LinkedIn page
- Subscribing to our Youtube Channel