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Ron Minnich

Google
Software Engineer
Ron Minnich is the inventor of LinuxBIOS, now known as coreboot. He is a member of the Technical Steering Committee for LinuxBoot, as well as co-leader of the Open Systems Firmware project at the Open Compute Project.

He has worked in firmware for 40 years and in the open source firmware area for 20. He started the LinuxBoot project in January 2017, and it became a Linux Foundation project in December 2017. LinuxBoot is now being deployed at many companies. Ron has contributed to many open source operating systems, including FreeBSD, Plan 9, and Linux.

His most recent talk for the Linux Foundation was "Replace your exploit-ridden firmware with a Linux kernel" at the ELC in 2017.