The first Buildroot Developer Day will take place on Saturday, October 17th in Grenoble, France, just the day after Embedded Linux Conference Europe. This Developer Day aims at allowing Buildroot developers to meet and exchange ideas on the project and its future.
As the number of places is limited, interested candidates are invited to send an e-mail to Peter Korsgaard (
jacmet at uclibc dot org) and Thomas Petazzoni (
thomas dot petazzoni at free-electrons dot com).
Peter Korsgaard and I are organizing this Developer Day thanks to the sponsorship of Calao Systems (offering the location for the meeting) and Bootlin (offering free lunch to the participants).
See also the announcement of the mailing list and on Buildroot website.
Offering free mainlining for Linux kernel, device driver and BSP development
Note: Due to the number of requests we get for mainlining work, we can no longer continue the offer described below.
Bootlin is best known worldwide for its kernel and embedded Linux system training sessions and its free training materials, and also perhaps for sharing videos from technical conferences.
However, did you know that Bootlin is not a training company?
We are actually embedded Linux system and kernel developers like the people we support, train and work for. This is essential to be good trainers, in addition to our passion for sharing what we learn. For example, have you ever had a look at the description of our engineering services?
In our training activity, we differentiate with other suppliers by offering custom sessions, being completely transparent with our training materials, costs and customer evaluations. Here’s how we can also make a difference in our development activity:
- As in all our activities, by focusing only on the Linux kernel, device drivers, bootloaders, embedded and real-time system development.
- By offering free mainlining to any customer who orders Linux board support packages or Linux device drivers from us. Having our code accepted in the official Linux and U-boot sources brings terrific benefits to our customers and can be a key contributor to the success of their products.
- By working inside the Linux development community. Being part of it, we know this community very well: its people, its rules, its best practices and its best resources. This helps us to make the right decisions (if needed, collecting advice from the right people), and quickly obtain the expected results.