FOSDEM is a 2-day (or 3 if you include Friday beer event) event where over 5,000 members of open source communities meet, share ideas and collaborate. It’s free to attend, and there’s no registration, so you just show up to attend. FOSDEM 2013 takes place on Feb 2-3 (yep, this week-end) in Brussels
There are 7 main tracks where sessions are organized:
- Operating systems
- Open source challenges
- Security Janson
- Beyond operating systems
- Web development
There are also keynotes and devroom for a total of 488 sessions. Developers rooms that may particularly be of interest to readers of this blog are:
- Cross Desktop devroom – e.g. Wayland, gstreamer, razor-qt, Qt Project, Plasma Active, etc…
- Cross Distro devroom – e.g. Linux on Android, suse on ARM, ARMv8, systemd, etc…
- Embedded and mobile devroom – e.g. Baserock Embedded Linux, Guacamayo (Yocto), Nemo Mobile/ Mer project, arduino…
All in all that’s a lot of sessions, and even though I won’t attend, I’m going to select a few from the main tracks:
- Saturday 13:00 – 13:50 – Porting Fedora to 64-bit ARM systems by Jon Masters
This talk introduces the Fedora ARM Project and in particular the work we are doing to bring Fedora to emerging 64-bit ARM server systems.
- Saturday 15:00 – 15:50 – Open ARM GPU drivers by Luc Verhaegen
Where are we today, one year after the unveiling of the Lima driver. This talk will cover the Lima driver (ARM Mali 200/400), but also other open source GPU driver projects such as the freedreno driver (Qualcomm Adreno), open source driver for Nvidia Tegra, etnaviv project (Vivante GC) and cover the status for Broadcoms Videocore and Imaginations PowerVR GPUs.
- Saturday 16:00 – 16:50 – ARM support in the Linux kernel by Thomas Petazzoni
Based on the speaker’s experience of getting the support for the new Armada 370 and Armada XP ARM processors from Marvell into the mainline Linux kernel, this talk will detail the most important steps involved in this effort, and through this, give an overview of those changes and summarize the new rules for ARM Linux support.
- Sunday 11:00 – 11:50 – Firefox OS by Jonas Sicking
Firefox OS is the next product being developed by Mozilla. It’s an open source OS based on the web and following the principals which have made the web a success. A phone running recent builds of Firefox OS (it’s not a finished product yet) will be demoed, and the technologies and ideas behind Firefox OS will be discussed.
- Sunday 12:00 – 12:50 – systemd, Two Years Later by Lennart Poettering
The systemd project is now two years old (almost three). It found adoption as the core of many big community and commercial Linux distributions. It’s time to look back what we achieved, what we didn’t achieve, how we dealt with the various controversies, and what’s to come next.
- Sunday 12:00 12:50 – Aldebaran Robotics and Open Source by Dimitri Merejkowsky
How Aldebaran Robotics is using open source on their NAO robot.
- Sunday 13:00 – 13:50 – ROS: towards open source in robotics by Morgan Quigley
This talk will provide an overview of the Robot Operating System (ROS), an open software integration framework for robots.
- Sunday 14:00 – 14:50 – Vroom! Free Software in your car by Jeremiah Foster
This talk describes how the automotive industry has moved to embedded Linux and Open Source to develop the next generation of In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) and how it has met the challenges along the way.
- Sunday 16:00 – 16:50 – UEFI SecureBoot by Cathy Malmrose
What, why, when, where and how SecureBoot changes the way we build F/LOSS
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