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This is the embedded Linux wiki.

The purpose of this wiki is to preserve and present information about using Linux in embedded systems. The primary target audience is developers, engineers, managers, hobbyists and others who are involved with putting Linux into embedded systems.

Please utilize this information in your own development efforts, and please provide back information when you can. See Volunteer editor tasks to get started, if you don't know where to begin.


This site is sponsored by the Linux Foundation, with OSUOSL providing Hosting. Bill Traynor is the primary administrator and maintainer of this site.


This site was created in late 2006 and early 2007, and opened to the public in June 2007. The major initial content for this site came from merging content from two previous sites:

  • the original site
  • the CELF public wiki

The original site had a lot of content about putting Linux onto existing products (often, products which were not shipped with Linux or designed to support it).

The CELF public wiki has a collection of resources, including research results, collections of links to interesting articles, and many presentations from CELF and other conferences.

In 2006, it was decided to create a larger site with a combination of the two sets of resources. CELF hired a part-time administrator to work on this, and Movial provided hosting for the site.

Originally the site was hosted by Movial

In 2008, the site was moved to a virtual host, hosted by

Some concepts for the site came out a CELF AG meeting in 2006. Notes from that meeting are at Embedded Wiki Design. A task force was formed, which held a conference call, with notes at: Embedded_Wiki_Task_Force_Conference_Call