Linux, being the poster child of open source development involves very complex pieces of heterogeneous modules with hundreds of thousands of lines of code developed by hundreds of developers across the globe. Being an Open Source project Linux does not have much of luxury of being tested like other OS which gets developed by one organization. There is gap in pace of Linux OS features development to testing. Off late Linux is getting used by the students in colleges itself due its availability and ease of use. So there is very good opportunity for the students community to get involved into development and testing of Linux OS in very much earlier stage of their career. We thought we should communicate this to students how they can contribute to Industry standard projects while they are studying.
In this talk we will talk about how Linux is being tested by various organizations like IBM, Novell, Intel and various other giants. We will talk more about various areas in which IBM is contributing. In IBM we have been using as well as contributing for various test Automation tools & Test management tools like LTP, LDTP, Autotest & Testopia. There are lots of challenging and interesting things to do with respect to Linux OS testing & test development. This talk will focus little bit in depth on some of the test tools and how students can contribute in these projects. Contributions to these projects will help them to create identity for themselves in IT community before they come out of their institutions. Getting involved in testing initiatives will help them to enhance OS knowledge as well as knowledge of tools involved in testing.
Though most of this talk seem to be targeted for students, this talk will help to open up channel for collaboration of test engineers working in various organization in Linux domain.
Hall: Hall 2