User:Tim Bird

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Tim Bird is a Linux developer working for Sony Corporation.

Tim is Chair of the Architecture Group of the Core Embedded Linux Project of the Linux Foundation (formerly the CE Linux Forum). In the past, Tim worked at Lineo, Caldera, and Novell. Tim was the Chief Technical Officer of Lineo, an early pioneer in the Embedded Linux industry.

Tim has worked with Linux for over 25 years (since 1993). In his career at Sony and in work at the Linux Foundation, Tim has worked on reducing Linux system size, on reducing boot time for the Linux kernel, and on initiatives to help companies upstream their kernel development work and participate in the Linux community. He is currently the maintainer of the Fuego, and is involved in efforts to promote standards for Automated Testing of open source systems. He has given numerous talks and keynotes at Linux conferences, and created the Embedded Linux Conference and Automated Testing Summit.

Current contact information

You can contact Tim at the following address, which has been made spam-resistant:

  • e-mail: tim (dot) bird (at) sony (dot) com.


See Tim Bird's Presentations for a list of presentations given by Tim Bird over the years.

Bookmarks for things I'm working on in this wiki

This list is roughly in chronological order (most recent at top)

Pages needing LOTS of HELP!!

Here are some high priority candidates for work...

Samples and help

Areas of interest

Here are some things Tim is interested in on this site:

Things I want to add to the wiki

Tim's patch management tools

  • review each portal page and try to hook up material I know is orphaned


Free software encircles embedded design Warren Web, EDN 8/7/2008

Videos, Articles, Presentations of, by or about me