Welcome to the Baserock open source project. Baserock aims to be a great way to build appliance systems with Linux. The current releases target x86_32 and x86_64 and ARMv7 with prototype support for ppc64.

Our objectives are outline on the overview and developer experience pages.

You can join the conversation at #baserock on, and there are mailing lists for Linux developers interested in using or keeping up to date with the project.

We also maintain the Baserock GENIVI Baseline for the GENIVI Alliance, which is driving adoption of open source software in vehicles.

Baserock is a young project - documentation is evolving. As a result readers probably need a lot of background knowledge to understand the project, for example,

  • Deployment and use of Linux-based software
  • Software development for Linux
  • Linux configuration management
  • Distributed version control, particularly Git
  • BSP

Ultimately our intention is to simplify the process of Linux appliance development and deployment.