[FOSDEM] FOSDEM 2019 - Distributions Devroom Call for Participation

Brian Exelbierd bex at pobox.com
Thu Nov 1 13:31:48 CET 2018



On Thu, Nov 1, 2018, at 12:47 PM, Pierre FICHEUX wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> Could the devroom include topics such as Yocto or Buildroot as there is no
> "embedded" devrom this year?

If the topics are of a distribution nature and happen to be about those projects, that is fine.  A detailed discussion of embedded Linux issues that are not distribution related may not be appropriate.

The CfP committee will read broadly.

regards,

bex

> 
> 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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> > https://lists.fosdem.org/listinfo/fosdem
> 
> 
> 
> -- 
> 
> Pierre FICHEUX -/- CTO Smile ECS, France -\- pierre.ficheux at smile.fr
>                              http://www.smile.fr
>                              https://smile.eu/fr/offres/embarque-iot
> I would love to change the world, but they won't give me the source code


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