Welcome to the Analog Devices Open Source Koop
This site is the central location for open source and free software and hardware projects targeted for use with certain members of the Analog Devices Blackfin processor family, and Analog Devices peripherals (and their associated Linux drivers). In addition to a wide range of applications, this Koop also focuses on supporting Open Source hardware and software tools, including the GNU GCC toolchain, u-boot boot loader and the buildroot distribution. It is sponsored and supported by a small team from Analog Devices.
What is a Koop?
The word "Koop" is derived from the English word cooperative, which typically describes a jointly owned enterprise that produces and distributes goods and services and is run for the benefit of its owners. In this situation, it takes nothing to be an "owner", except the understanding/acknowledgment that you get out, what you put in — that is, sharing and cooperation. While the Koop does includes a small dedicated team of contributors (some volunteer, some Analog Devices employees), everything is done for the betterment of the entire Koop - collaborating with others (including you) for a common purpose and benefit. What this means is that you (and we) must be willing to adjust to differences in opinion and implementation in order to obtain agreement for the Koop's greater good.
The blackfin.uclinux.org website is a free (zero cost) service to developers and users of Open Source Software, offering easy access to the best in source code, mailing lists, bug tracking, message boards/forums, software road maps and releases of Open Source software, as it relates to the Blackfin processor.
Site Feedback and Participation
In order to get the most out of this site, you'll need to register as a new user. This will allow you to participate fully in all we have to offer. You may of course browse the site without registering, but will not have access to participate fully.
Here is a list of the main projects hosted on this wonderful site. For the full list of projects hosted here, please use the Projects link at the top of the page.
Pretty much all of our documentation lives in our Documentation Wiki. You can find snapshots of the whole site which is useful for offline browsing. There is also a list of Frequently Asked Questions.
The help forum on http://blackfin.uclinux.org/gf has now moved to the EngineerZone. Customers are welcome to carry out the discussions on this new forum! The new forum is more powerful, and brings new features like allowing the user to email track a single topic. New posts on this topic will be emailed to user, and user replies in email will also get auto posted on this forum. The old support forum will be kept 'read-only' for reviewing historical topics.
The EngineerZone also allows threads to be more easily moved between open source, hardware, VisualDSP topics, giving a better overall support experience.
New support communities URLs:
GNU Toolchain for Blackfin, Das U-Boot for Blackfin and Linux Distribution for Blackfin.
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