This talk describes how the Linux kernel development model works, what a long term supported kernel is, and why all Linux-based systems devices should be using all of the stable releases and not attempting to pick and choose random patches.

It also goes into how the kernel community approaches “security” patches, and the reasoning why they do it in the manner they do.

This is an expanded talk based on a lighting talk presented at Kernel Recipes 2015, and the speaker’s interactions with companies reaction to the supposedly confusing development model on which they rely on.

Greg KH, Linux Foundation

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