Author Archives: Michael Opdenacker

About Michael Opdenacker

Michael Opdenacker is the founder of Free Electrons. He is best known for all the free embedded Linux and kernel training materials that he created together with Thomas Petazzoni.
He is always looking for ways to increase performance,
reduce size and boot time, and to maximize Linux’ world domination. More details…

Embedded Linux course in Madrid – July 7-11

We are happy to announce a new Embedded Linux training course on July 7-11, in Madrid, Spain. It is organized by our partners ISEE (the makers of the IGEPv2 board that we are using in this course), and Silica, a … Continue reading

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2014 Q2 newsletter

This article was published on our quarterly newsletter. Free Electrons is happy to share some news about the latest training and contribution activities of the company. Free Electrons continued to contribute significantly to the Linux kernel, and specifically improvements to … Continue reading

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Free Electrons at Embedded World 2014, Nuremberg, Germany

Embedded World is the world’s largest trade show about embedded systems. In 2013, it attracted around 900 exhibitors, over 22,000 visitors and almost 1,500 congress participants. This year, Free Electrons will be represented by our CEO Michael Opdenacker. This should … Continue reading

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Android training sessions in the UK

Free Electrons is happy to announce its first public training session outside of France. Of course, we deliver training courses on customer sites all around the world, but this will be the first one open to individual registration that we … Continue reading

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Free Electrons New Year – 2014

This article was published on our quarterly newsletter. A French version also exists. The Free Electrons team wishes you a Happy New Year for 2014, with plenty of optimism and energy! We are taking this opportunity to give some news … Continue reading

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New training materials: boot time reduction workshop

We are happy to release new training materials that we have developed in 2013 with funding from Atmel Corporation. The materials correspond to a 1-day embedded Linux boot time reduction workshop. In addition to boot time reduction theory, consolidating some … Continue reading

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Linux init failures now easier to debug

If you are an embedded Linux developer too, you have probably been frustrated by the lack of information from the Linux kernel when it failed to start the init process when you’re building a new root filesystem. The only thing … Continue reading

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Embedded Linux and kernel engineer job openings

We’re getting busier than ever! Free Electrons is looking for developers: With experience developing embedded Linux systems With experience developing device drivers for the Linux kernel, and porting Linux on new hardware. See our contributions to the mainline Linux kernel! … Continue reading

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Sysadmin notes: post-only mailing lists with GNU Mailman

Need for notification mailing lists I found several people looking for a way to implement post-only mailing lists with GNU Mailman. However, I couldn’t find solutions that are described in sufficient detail. In particular, this type of list is useful … Continue reading

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Free Electrons Quarterly – 2013 Q1

This article was published on our quarterly newsletter. The Free Electrons team wishes you a Happy New Year for 2013, with success in your professional and personal projects, and in contributing to other people’s lives. We are taking this opportunity … Continue reading

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