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...

Android seminar slides

We have delivered two seminars about Android during the last quarter of 2012. The seminars were held in Belfort and Grenoble, France, and were organized by Captronic, a French public program to support innovation in electronic systems. This one day … Continue reading

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Super fast Linux splashscreen

Here’s a simple trick that I recently rediscovered when I worked on a boot time reduction project for a customer. It’s not rocket science, but you may not be aware of it. Our customer was using fbv to display its … Continue reading

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Managing flash storage with Linux

Note: this article was first written for the German edition of Linux Magazine, and was later posted in the English edition too. We negotiated the right to publish it on our blog after the print editions. Here is the original … Continue reading

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ISEE working on IGEPv5 board with OMAP5

Our partner ISEE is famous for their IGEPv2 board that we use in our embedded Linux course. This board is both powerful (running at 1 GHz) and featureful (on-board WiFi and Bluetooth, many connectors and expansion capabilities). The good news … Continue reading

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ELCE 2012 slides: porting Linux to new ARM SoC

We are just returning from Barcelona, Spain, after participating to the 2012 edition of the Embedded Linux Conference Europe. My colleague Thomas Petazzoni has delivered the below presentation: Your New ARM SoC Linux Support Check-List Since Linus Torvalds raised warnings … Continue reading

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Software patents: letter to European MPs

The software patent threat is back in the European Union, through the “Unitary Patent” project currently reviewed by the Legal Affairs Committee (JURI) of the European Parliament. In a few words, the idea is to let the European Patent Office … Continue reading

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Free Android training materials

After months of preparation, and after completing our first Android system development training session, we are proud to release our complete training materials under the Creative Commons Attribution – Share Alike 3.0 license. Our course targets engineers who need to … Continue reading

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Embedded Linux, kernel and Android engineer job openings (2012)

Home based jobs in Europe or at one of our offices in France To meet increasing demand for its Embedded Linux, kernel and Android engineering services, Free Electrons is looking for developers: With experience developing embedded Linux systems With experience … Continue reading

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Free Electrons Quarterly – 2012 Q2

The below message has been posted on our English and French newsletters. Don’t hesitate to subscribe to these newsletters if you are interested in getting these news by e-mail. This is the second Free Electrons newsletter for 2012. We are … Continue reading

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Linux kernel engineer job in Nice

Free Electrons is looking for a embedded Linux and kernel engineer in the area of Nice in France (on the French Riviera). The contract will be home based, but will also involve working at customer locations in the same area, … Continue reading

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