boris2Borislav Petkov

RAS/AMD kernel maintainer working currenly at SuSE. Prior to that at AMDs Operating Systems Research Center doing Linux enablement and hardware debugging work. Studied Computer Science at the University of Muenster, Germany, Visualization and Computer Graphics chair.


willyWilly Tarreau

he is one of the founders of EXOSEC(managed security services and audits network level), then Exceliance  that develops appliances for load balancing combining Linux and HAProxy which he is the author.

In August 2006, he became the maintainer of the 2.4 kernel and later, 2.6.27 and 2.6.32 of the branches, which are ultra-stable base for his company’s products.

samir2Samir Bellabes

Kernel developer since 2004, Samir Bellabes develops tools for access control and analysis of the behavior of systems and networks of trust and Security for network dynamics labs.


thomasThomas Petazzoni

Thomas Petazzoni is an embedded Linux engineer and trainer at Free Electrons since 2008.

He has been involved with multiple projects around the Linux kernel, especially the mainlining of Marvell Armada 370/XP SoCs support. He is also a major contributor to the Buildroot embedded Linux build system with more than 1300 patches merged.

eric-leblond-petitEric Leblond

As an expert in security and network, Eric Leblond is a software developer in users and kernels Netfilter, the Linux firewall layer  for nearly 10 years. He specializes in the interactions between kernel space and user space.


userYann E. Morin

has had strong personal interest in Linux and embedded Linux systems, and FLOSS in general since around 1995. He’s been professionally working since 1998 on embedded and real-time projects, and works with embedded Linux Systems since 2005.

In his spare time, Yann is the maintainer of crosstool-NG, a cross-toolchain generator, and kconfig-frontends, a packaging of the kconfig parser and frontends. He also contributes to Buildroot, and sends patches to whatever FLOSS project he happens to use.

Yann can be reached by mail. More contact means here.

lawallJulia Lawall

Julia is an INRIA Senior Research Scientist (Directrice de Recherche) in the Regal group at INRIA/LIP6. She also participates in the IRILL. Her current research focuses on the design and implementation of domain-specific languages, mostly targetting problems in operating systems. She has also worked on partial evaluation, optimal reduction of the lambda calculus and continuations.

She is one of the main developers of Coccinelle a program matching and transformation engine which provides the language SmPL (Semantic Patch Language) for specifying desired matches and transformations in C code.

Ralf Baechle

maksMaximilian Attems

Maks is a postdoctoral researcher, a theoretical physicist at the Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies, Germany, specializing in simulations of collisions of heavy nuclei specifically on the first phases out of equilibrium with respect to chromo-Weibel instability.

He is a member of the Debian Linux team since its creation and develops klibc.

Maks est chercheur postdoctoral, physicien théoricien, au Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies, en Allemagne, spécialisé sur les simulations des collisions de noyaux lourds spécifiquement sur les 1ère phases hors d’équilibre avec sujet au chromo-Weibel instabilités.

Laurent Pinchart


William Dauchy

Member of the R & D in Gandi.net for IaaS and PaaS hosting, William is the referent for Xen and Linux kernel and runs marathons.