Yocto versus Poky versus Angstrom

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There’s a lot of talk about Yocto and Poky and Angstrom these days. Unfortunately, there’s also a fair amount of confusion in the terms. In some popular websites and presentations, the terms Yocto and Poky seem to be used interchangeably. But there are quite unsubtle differences in the terms, and these differences will continue to grow over time, as other bits and pieces of technology find their way into Yocto. And just what, exactly is Angstrom and how does it relate to Yocto? In this short article, Christopher Hallinan will attempt to provide some clarity around the various terms being thrown around in the Yocto space.