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Terminology

ALSA
Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA) is a software framework and part of the Linux kernel that provides an application programming interface (API) for sound card device drivers.
Buildroot
BR
Buildroot is a simple, efficient and easy-to-use tool to generate embedded Linux systems through cross-compilation.
DAPM
Dynamic Audio Power Management for Portable Devices. Is designed to allow portable Linux devices to use the minimum amount of power within the audio

subsystem at all times. It is independent of other kernel PM and as such, can easily co-exist with the other PM systems.

DRM
(Direct Rendering Manager) is a subsystem of the Linux kernel responsible for interfacing with GPUs of modern video cards
DT
(Device Tree) Is a data structure describing hardware
DTB
(Device Tree Blob file) Compiled DT. In this form it is used by Linux kernel.
DTC
(Device Tree Compiler) Compiler which compiles source form (DTS) into binary form (DTB)
DTS
(Device Tree Source file) Human readable file which describe hardware.
gcc
GCC
GNU Compiler Collection
GIT
git
is a distributed revision control system
GPIO
General Purpose Input/Output
GPU
A graphics processor unit (GPU) is a specialized electronic circuit designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display
i2c
I2C
Inter-Integrated Circuit
LCD
Liquid-crystal display
MTD
mtd
Memory Technology Device
PM
Power Management is a feature of some electrical appliances, especially copiers, computers, GPUs and computer peripherals such as monitors and printers, that turns off the power or switches the system to a low-power state when inactive.
PMIC
Power Management IC
PPM
portable pixmap format (number of colors 0-255 RGB)
PGM
portable graymap format (number of colors 0-255 gray scale)
PBM
portable bitmap format (number od colors 2 black & white)
PNM
portable anymap format. Common name for group of PPM, PGM and PBM formats.
Qt
QT
QT4
QT5
cross-platform application framework
SD
Secure Digital
U-Boot
UBoot
uboot
u-boot
Universal Bootloader
ubifs
UBIFS
Unsorted Block Image File System
SGX
PowerVR's Series5 SGX series features pixel, vertex, and geometry shader hardware, supporting OpenGL ES 2.0 and DirectX 10.1 with Shader Model 4.1.
SDK
Software development kit
TI
Texas Instruments
TPS65217
Power Management IC (PMIC) w/ 3 DC/DCs, 4 LDOs, Linear Battery Charger & White LED Driver
ACL
Access Control List
API
Application Programming Interface
FTP
File Transfer Protocol
AFAICS
As far as I can see
AFAIK
As far as I know
AFAIR
As far as I remember
ASAP
As soon as possible
ASCII
American Standard Code for Information Interchange
BTW
By the way
CMS
Content Management System
CSS
Cascading Style Sheets
DNS
Domain Name System
EOF
End of file
EOL
End of line
EOM
End of message
EOT
End of text
FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions
FTP
File Transfer Protocol
FOSS
Free & Open-Source Software
FLOSS
Free/Libre and Open Source Software
FUD
Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt
GB
Gigabyte
GHz
Gigahertz
GPL
GNU General Public License
GUI
Graphical User Interface
HTML
HyperText Markup Language
IANAL
I am not a lawyer (but)
IE
Internet Explorer
IIRC
If I remember correctly
IMHO
In my humble opinion
IMO
In my opinion
IOW
In other words
IRC
Internet Relay Chat
IRL
In real life
KISS
Keep it simple stupid
LAN
Local Area Network
LGPL
GNU Lesser General Public License
LOL
Laughing out loud
MathML
Mathematical Markup Language
MB
Megabyte
MHz
Megahertz
MSIE
Microsoft Internet Explorer
OMG
Oh my God
OS
Operating System
OSS
Open Source Software
OTOH
On the other hand
PITA
Pain in the Ass
RFC
Request for Comments
ROTFL
Rolling on the floor laughing
RTFM
Read The Fine Manual
spec
specification
TIA
Thanks in advance
TL
DR Too long; didn't read
TOC
Table of Contents
URI
Uniform Resource Identifier
URL
Uniform Resource Locator
W3C
World Wide Web Consortium
WTF?
What the f***
WYSIWYG
What You See Is What You Get