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CELF technical confab boasts embedded Linux luminaries

Jan 19, 2005 — by Henry Kingman — from the LinuxDevices Archive

[Updated Jan. 20, 2005] — The Consumer Electronics Linux Forum (CELF) will host a technical conference for members and their invitees only, January 25th and 26th in San Jose, Calif. The conference features sessions and technical demonstrations delivered by a veritable who's who of embedded Linux luminaries.

CELF began in 2003 as an industry consortium founded by consumer electronics giants to promote the use of Linux in consumer electronic devices. Last week, the organization announced that it had incorporated as a non-profit corporation based in San Jose, Calif., as of the first of the year.

Conference presenters include Sony's Tim Bird, the chair of CELF's architecture group (and formerly CTO of Lineo), Linux kernel maintainer Andrew Morton, busybox and uClibc maintainer Erik Andersen, trainer and author Karim Yaghmour, and many others. Companies represented include ARM, Hitachi, IBM, MontaVista, Motorola, Movial, NEC, Philips, Renesas, Samsung, SnapGear, Sony, TimeSys, and others. A total of 28 sessions — and 20 technical demonstrations — are scheduled.

Tim Bird said, “While this first CELF technical conference is limited to members and invited guests, we are considering taking a different approach in the future, depending on interest and reaction.”

The event takes place from 1 P.M. on Jan. 25, to after dinner on Jan. 26th. It will be held at the Dolce Hayes Mansion in San Jose. Additional details are available online.

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