Guy Martin

Guy Martin

About Guy Martin

Guy Martin is no longer employed by Samsung. We thank him for all of his great work and wish him the best in his future endeavors. Guy Martin was a Senior Strategist with the Samsung Open Source Group, where he represented the company to the broader open source community and works with internal Samsung teams to help accelerate their use of and collaboration with open source software. Guy has more than 20 years of experience in software engineering, technical marketing, and community management consulting. He has helped develop collaborative & open source communities for groups such as the US Department of Defense, Motorola, and Sun Microsystems. He speaks regularly on open source and community topics to audiences of all levels at conferences such as LinuxCon, OSCON, Red Hat Summit, SCALE and Korea Linux Forum.

  • Projects

    Open Interconnect Consortium
  • Role

    Senior Strategist

Posts by Guy Martin

  • June 24, 2015 - Sanjeev BA and Guy Martin

    Open Source + Academia: The Stanford CS210 Story

    The archer learns when he forgets all about the rules of the way of the bow and goes on to act entirely on instinct. In order, though, to be able to forget the rules, it is necessary to respect them and to know them. — Paul O. Coelho – The Way of the Bow This quote aptly applies to students making the transition from academia to the corporate world, as they get ready to apply their skills and knowledge to meet the ever-changing demands of businesses. The Linux Foundation has observed that these businesses are increasingly depending on open source. The academic community contributes a lot in terms of code, documentation, and research to open source projects and helps bring forward core innovations for mainstream adoption. In recent years, encouraging students to contribute to open source projects has increasingly been adopted as one of the best ways to prepare them for their careers ahead.  It also […]

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  • We’re approaching (in a few months) the 24th anniversary of the famous email that Linus Torvalds (then an anonymous college student) sent to the world announcing his ‘hobby’ operating system (Linux). A lot has changed since that email, and while Linus still maintains ultimate veto power over what goes into the Linux Kernel, the fundamental tenet of letting go of a portion of the control over his project to gain the advantages of mass collaboration remains. This is at the core of all open source projects, and even in 2015 it seems to be a lesson that some people in Corporate America still haven’t fully grasped. The good news is that pretty much every industry has recognized the huge value of consuming open source, whether it be for internal use in their enterprise infrastructure, or as the basis for successful product lines. However, there is still widespread corporate reluctance to […]

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  • April 27, 2015 - Guy Martin and Ben Lloyd Pearson

    GearVRf: The Journey from Proprietary to Open Source

    The Open Source Group recently provided technical and strategic consulting to a Samsung team that has developed an exciting new Virtual Reality Framework. GearVRf is a rendering library to help speed application development on VR-supported Android devices. The team had a desire to launch an open source project around this code, and in this post we’ll share the process we went through to help them make this happen. We believe sharing this experience is important for two main reasons. First, readers with less experience in this area will gain a sense of what’s required to take internal code, make it available under an open source license and then drive its adoption by growing a developer community. Second, readers with more experience will hopefully give us feedback on how we can do this better the next time. What Does it Take to Launch a Successful Open Source Project? Our process started […]

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  • Welcome everyone, to this, the new Samsung Open Source Group (OSG) blog! We’re glad you’re here, and we’re excited to show you what our team has been up to in the first two years of our existence, as well as what we’re working on going forward… But first, a little background… In 2012, Samsung leadership realized their consumption of Open Source software to help develop their products was increasing at a rapid pace.  Also, since most of the company’s developers were focused on product development, there was a lack of sufficient upstream contributions to give the company enough technical equity to influence the strategic direction of these key open source projects. Enter Ibrahim Haddad, formerly of the Linux Foundation, who was hired in early 2013 to start the Samsung Open Source Group, and charged with hiring strong open source talent in several key technology areas (system, web, multimedia, graphics, and […]

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