Linux is everywhere thanks also to Linux based distributions. Many of them are fully Open Source and represent a key part of complex products supply chains. Still, many organizations and upstream developers struggle to understand how supply chains (at product level) work in the operating system/distributions space, especially the stages that takes place entirely or partly in the open and how they relate with what happens behind the firewall, especially at product and business level.
This talk will explain a minimum set of some of the basic concepts needed as ground base to better understand the several supply chain models that will be described later, including new trends. Those models will be compared through the impact they have in business and product decisions as well as the constrains that are pushed downstream. The talk will then describe how to apply those models in a couple of use cases (markets): IoT&Edge as well as automotive.