David Hendricks

David Hendricks

David (“dhendrix”) has been involved with coreboot and flashrom for many years, first as an intern at Los Alamos National Laboratory and later as a software engineer at Google working on ChromeOS and at Facebook working on Open Compute Project and Telecom Infrastructure Project. He is working to address challenges of development, deployment, maintenance, and security of platforms at scale.

Open Source Firmware @ Facebook

We will talk about the open source system firmware development that is going on at Facebook.

We will discuss the reasons behind working on open source firmware, and why we chose LinuxBoot as our firmware platform of choice.

We will also show systemboot, a "distribution" for open source bootloaders based on u-root, and how this fits together with coreboot and LinuxBoot.