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Monday, September 16 • 5:10pm - 6:00pm
Enabling Mobile Payments on Linux - Samuel Ortiz, Intel

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With the Linux kernel now supporting NFC, a natural step forward seems to be enabling mobile payments, either cloud or NFC based. To do so we need to give payment applications access to secure elements, via the kernel. At the moment, both the secure element kernel interface and a generic secure element library are missing from any standard Linux distribution, effectively keeping Linux away from the mobile payments market. We will first go through a brief tour of the mobile payments ecosystem and see how it is actually implemented. Then we will describe the proposed kernel APIs for discovering, enabling and talking to secure elements. Finally we will discuss about the possible options for bringing a hardware agnostic secure element library to standard Linux distributions, and how it could be used to implement payment applications on Linux.

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Samuel Ortiz

Principal Software Engineer, Intel
I currently work at Intel’s Open Source Technology Center where I’m busy with the cloud-hypervisor and Kata Containers projects. I’ve previously talked at the KVM Forum, the Open Infrastructure Summit, KubeCon and various other random open source conferences.

Monday September 16, 2013 5:10pm - 6:00pm CDT
Celestin B

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