[FOSDEM] FOSDEM 2019 - Distributions Devroom Call for Participation

Pierre FICHEUX pierre.ficheux at smile.fr
Thu Nov 1 12:47:31 CET 2018


Hi,

Could the devroom include topics such as Yocto or Buildroot as there is no
"embedded" devrom this year?

thx

Le jeu. 1 nov. 2018 à 10:13, Brian Exelbierd <bex at pobox.com> a écrit :

> The Distributions devroom will take place Sunday 3 February 2019 at
> FOSDEM, in Brussels, Belgium at the Université Libre de Bruxelles.
>
> As more and more workloads are being considered for containerization in
> the future and are finally landing in virtualized environments today,
> distributions remain a critical success factor and are more important
> than ever. Containers, like virtual machines, are not magical and
> rely on piles of software being assembled in a way that is repeatable,
> reliable, and functional. This is at the very heart of the problem that
> distributions have always solved.
>
> Each distribution is responsible for building, testing, and releasing
> software as well as managing the lifecycle of each application in the
> collection. Additionally, distributions do very important work in ensuring
> that various versions of upstream software work well together and can
> co-exist. Distributions are also, often responsible, for "de-vendoring"
> upstream software so that security fixes can be applied more quickly.
>
> We welcome submissions targeted at contributors interested in issues
> unique to distributions, especially in the following topics:
>
> # Topics and Areas of Focus
>
> ## Focus Areas
>
> - The ways that distribution technologies can be leveraged to allow
>   for easier creation of a multi-verse of artifacts from single source
>   trees. This includes the increasing move toward self-contained
>   applications and providing multiple non-parallel installed versions
>   of software.
>
> - Efforts being made in shared environments around Build/Test/Release
>   cycles.
>
> - Topics related to the delivery problem as it impacts updates in
>   terms of both size and rollback/reliability are expected to be featured.
>
> ## Additional Topic Ideas
>
> - Distribution and Community collaborations, eg: how does code flow from
>   developers to end users across communities, ensuring trust and code
>   audibility
>
> - Automating building software for redistribution to minimize human
>   involvement, eg: bots that branch and build software, bots that
>   participate as team members extending human involvement
>
> - Cross-distribution collaboration on common issues, eg: content
>   distribution, infrastructure, and documentation
>
> - Growing distribution communities, eg: onboarding new users, helping
>   new contributors learn community values and technology,  increasing
>   contributor technical skills, recognizing and rewarding contribution
>
> - Principals of Rolling Releases, Long Term Supported Releases (LTS),
>   Feature gated releases, and calendar releases
>
> - Distribution construction, installation, deployment, packaging and
>   content management
>
> - Balancing new code and active upstreams verus security updates, back
>   porting and minimization of user breaking changes
>
> - Delivering architecture independent software universally across
>   architectures within the confines of distribution systems
>
> - Effectively communicating the difference in experience across
>   architectures for developers, packagers, and users
>
> - Working with vendors and including them in the community
>
> - The future of distributions, emerging trends and evolving user demands
>   from the idea of a platform
>
> Ideal submissions are actionable and opinionated. Submissions may
> be in the form of 25 or 50 minute talks, panel sessions, round-table
> discussions, or Birds of a Feather (BoF) sessions.
>
> Dates
> ------
> Submission Deadline: 02-Dec-2018 @ 2359 GMT
> Acceptance Notification: 7-Dec-2018
> Final Schedule Posted: 14-Dec-2018
>
> How to submit
> --------------
> Visit https://penta.fosdem.org/submission/FOSDEM19
>
> 1.) If you do not have an account, create one here
> 2.) Click 'Create Event'
> 3.) Enter your presentation details
> 4.) Be sure to select the Distributions Devroom track!
> 5.) Submit
>
> What to include
> ---------------
> - The title of your submission
> - A 1-paragraph Abstract
> - A longer description including the benefit of your talk to your target
>   audience, including a definition of your target audience.
> - Approximate length / type of submission (talk, BoF, ...)
> - Links to related websites/blogs/talk material (if any)
>
> Administrative Notes
> ----------------
> We will be live-streaming and recording the Distributions Devroom.
> Presenting at FOSDEM implies permission to record your session and
> distribute the recording afterwards. All videos will be made available
> under the standard FOSDEM content license (CC-BY).
>
> If you have any questions, feel free to contact the
> devroom organizers: distributions-devroom at lists.fosdem.org
> (https://lists.fosdem.org/listinfo/distributions-devroom)
>
> Cheers!
>
> Brian Exelbierd (twitter: @bexelbie) and Brian Stinson (twitter:
> @bstinsonmhk) for and on behalf of The Distributions Devroom Program
> Committee
>
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