In this series, we talk to AGL developers to learn more about the work they are doing with AGL and open source. Today, we chat with
Jan-Simon Möller, AGL Release Manager at the Linux Foundation.
Tell us a bit about yourself – what made you want to get into technology? How did you get involved in automotive? In AGL?
Technology has always been fascinating to me. It started as hobby (ham-radio), then I studied Electrical Engineering and got infected with the Linux “virus” when working on robotics and mobile networks. I joined AGL with my experience on embedded systems and how they’re built.
What are you working on within AGL? Can you sum up your experience so far?
I’m involved in a lot of places, but the main focus is to keep the distribution stable and enhance the quality as lead of the CIAT EG. As Release Manager I’m also responsible for the release artifacts.
What advice would you offer other developers or software engineers interested in getting started with AGL?
Join the mailing list and the weekly calls. Report issues and help fix them. We’re a very open and friendly community, just ask on the ML or in the developer call.
What are the most interesting AGL technologies, apps, or use cases from your perspective?
Tighter integration of virtualization and containers is one point. Others are adding more sota-capabilities and a standardized package feed.
What’s the one issue or problem you hope open source software can solve for the automotive industry?
Open collaboration allows us to solve the big tasks – together.
What do you think is most important for AGL to focus on in the next year?
Beside growing the ecosystem and developer-base, we need to work on documentation and training.
Where do you hope to see AGL in 5 years?
In cars from all of our OEM members. And, possibly in other industries with similar requirements as well.