[gobolinux-users] Fwd: Please share as appropriate - distro devroom
lproven at gmail.com
Thu Nov 24 07:26:33 NZDT 2016
Just in case anyone is going to be at FosDem and is interested... This is
from a friend of mine, who happens to be the Fedora community liaison.
Sent from my phone - please pardon brevity & typos.
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From: "Brian Exelbierd" <bex at pobox.com>
Date: 23 Nov 2016 7:05 pm
Subject: Please share as appropriate - distro devroom
To: <lproven at gmail.com>
[FOSDEM] [CFP] FOSDEM 2017 - Distributions Devroom - Extended
> FOSDEM 2017 - Distributions Devroom Call for Participation (new
> The Distributions devroom will take place 4 February, 2017 at FOSDEM, in
> room K.4.601 at Université Libre de Bruxelles, in Brussels, Belgium.
> Distributions are more than just hosted collections of software from
> upstreams. Each distribution is responsible for problem-solving in
> testing, and releasing software as well as managing the lifecycle of
> application in the collection. Additionally, distributions do very
> work in ensuring that various versions of upstream software work well
> and can co-exist. Distribution are also, often responsible, for
> 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:
> - Managing Build/Test/Release processes around shared ideas and
> - Lifecycle management, especially in the areas of sandboxing,
> containerization, vendoring, and bundling
> - Distribution construction tools and infrastructure development and
> implementation (building, signing, testing, distribution, etc.)
> - Cross-distribution collaboration on common issues, eg: content
> infrastructure, and documentation
> - Working with vendors and including them in the community
> - Building trust and code relationships with the upstream components of
> distribution and between distributions
> - The future of distributions, emerging trends and evolving user demands
> the idea of a platform
> - The place of distributions in today's world (including concepts of
> containerization, IoT, etc.)
> - Onboarding new users and mentorship, facilitating technical growth
> within the
> contributor base
> - Solving traditional problems like package management, and content
> (eg. rpm/dpkg/ostree/coreos )
> - Integration technologies like installers, deployment facilitation (
> eg. cloud
> contextualisation )
> - Principals of Rolling Releases, Long Term Supported Releases (LTS),
> gated releases, and calendar releases
> Ideal submissions are actionable and opinionated. Submissions may be in
> form of 25 or 50 minute talks, panel sessions, round-table discussions,
> Birds of a Feather (BoF) sessions.
> Due to popular demand, We are extending the CFP for the Distributions
> Devroom until Friday 02-December-2016. We plan to maintain the rest of
> the schedule (e.g. notification dates) as-is. We look forward to your
> Revised Dates
> Submission Deadline: 02-Dec-2016
> Acceptance Notification: 5-Dec-2016
> Final Schedule Posted: 11-Dec-2016
> How to submit
> Visit https://penta.fosdem.org/submission/FOSDEM17
> 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.
> at FOSDEM implies permission to record your session and distribute the
> recording afterwards. All videos will be made available under the
> FOSDEM content license (CC-BY).
> If you have any questions, feel free to contact the devroom organizers:
> distributions-devroom at lists.fosdem.org
> Brian Exelbierd (twitter: @bexelbie) and Brian Stinson (twitter:
> for and on behalf of The Distributions Devroom Program Committee
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