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Embedded Linux Conference videos available

May 13, 2008 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — views

Free Electrons has published an amazing multimedia re-cap of CELF's Embedded Linux Conference, which took place Apr. 14-18 in Mountain View, Calif. Featuring video transcripts, slides, and detailed notes from 22 talks, the article offers something for every Linux device developer or user.

Free Electrons is an embedded Linux consulting and training company located in the South of France. It routinely posts extensive video transcripts from conferences, as well as free embedded Linux training materials published under a Creative Commons license.

The Embedded Linux Conference (ELC) is an annual industry gathering sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Linux Forum (CELF). The fourth-annual event was organized by CELF Chairman Tim Bird, of Sony, and his wife Nadine. Held at the Computer History Museum, the event attracted about 150, its largest crowd yet, and one that included many of the most prominent embedded Linux developers, as a glance at the speaker list below will show. Not shown below are an additional 30 talks held in smaller rooms, and not archived on video.

The 2008 ELC event featured a keynote appearance by Andrew Morton, Linux 2.6 kernel maintainer, who used the forum to call for a full-time embedded Linux maintainer. Other conference highlights included the debut of disko, a lightweight embedded graphics framework built atop directfb, and the debut of the Nokia-sponored Handheld Mojo project, which is natively compiling Ubuntu Linux releases for several ARM architectures.

ELC 2008 “from the podium”
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Available videos from the 2008 CELF ELC include:

  • Day 1
    • Keynote: Tux in Lights, Henry Kingman, editor of
    • Adventures in Real-Time Performance Tuning, Frank Rowand
    • Kernel size report and Bloatwatch update, Matt Mackall
    • Every Microamp is sacred – A dynamic voltage and current control interface for the Linux Kernel, Liam Girdwood
    • Using Real-Time Linux, Klaas van Gend
    • Power management quality of service and how you could use it in your embedded application, Mark Gross
    • Leveraging Free and Open Source Software in a product development environment, Matt Porter

  • Day 2
    • Keynote: The relationship between development and the use of Linux for embedded applications, Andrew Morton
    • Linux Tiny, Thomas Petazzoni
    • UME, Ubuntu Mobile and Embedded, David Mandala
    • Hacking an existing phone for phase change memory, Justin Treon
    • Shifting sands: lessons learned from Linux on FPGA, Grant Likely
    • Using a JTAG for Linux driver debugging, Mike Anderson

  • Day 3
    • Appropriate Community Practices: Social and Technical advice, Deepak Saxena
    • Adding framebuffer support for Freescale SoCs, York Sun
    • Back-tracing in MIPS-based Linux systems, Jong-Sung Kim
    • DirectFB internals, Things to know to write your DirectFB gfxdriver, Takanari Hayama
    • OpenEmbedded for product development, Matt Locke
    • Disko, an application framework for digital media devices, Guido Madaus
    • Keynote: the status of embedded Linux and CELF plenary, Tim Bird

The videos are all available, accompanied by presentation slides and extensive notes, on a single giant page, here. CELF also maintains a page with links to slide presentations from the event, here.

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