Brussels / 1 & 2 February 2020


Benjamin Henrion (zoobab)

Photo of Benjamin Henrion (zoobab)

The speaker description is potentially outdated as it is from a previous FOSDEM edition.

Benjamin has been hacking embedded devices since the early 2000, with the OpenAP/LinuxAP distribution running on the first wireless router running linux. He is an exclusive linux user since 1996, and he owns an extensive collection of embedded devices running linux. He has contributed to the development of wireless routing protocols, initiated the yearly event, which aims to test those protocols running on top of OpenWRT based routers.

Benjamin is also the president of the Foundation for a Free Information Infrastructure (, an he has been fighting software patents since 1999, from the beginning of the european debate till now. He has launched several popular campaigns on the internet, such as the August 2003 and June 2005 webdemonstrations against software patents (400.000 signatures), the campaign for free maps (5000 signatures), and the campaign against Microsoft's Office standardisation at ISO ( (100.000 signatures).

He currently works as a Devops and Kubernetes consultant.

His interests lies in computer science, politics, and mountain biking.

His personal website is available at


Title Day Room Track Start End
How many engineers does it take to change an IOT light bulb?
Welcome to the IOT devroom 2020
Sunday UD2.218A Internet of Things 09:00 09:10
Zyre: p2p messaging to fuck the cloud
Pieter Hintjens last IOT project
Sunday UD2.218A Internet of Things 16:30 17:00