13 Oct 03:34 2014
My first message to GNU
Kanishka Chathuranga <kanishkakcs@...>
2014-10-13 01:34:47 GMT
2014-10-13 01:34:47 GMT
I want to be a hacker. But I will never steal anything. How can you help me GNU ?
Hello, Like last year, we decided to apply for a devroom at FOSDEM in Brussels in February. Last year we were not selected to organize a devroom in the end. The original feedback we received from the organizers suggested they were worried the format of the room might not be technical enough, as it was built around GNU as an organization, philosophy and a practical project around software. This year our application hence is built around a specific technical project: a GNU distribution built around Guix and software components that are parts of it. The deadline for the submission of devroom proposals is 15 September, so I thought I'd share our current proposal on this list for the next few days before submitting it. Feel free to comment if so inclined Best wishes, Alex
* Devroom name. GNU Guix — growing the GNU distribution. * Devroom description: GNU Guix is the foundation for the reference GNU distribution. Guix is a functional package manager based on Nix, written in GNU Guile. Development started just 2 years ago, and it has now reached a critical juncture: hitherto it was a symbiotic package manager installed alongside other package managers within distributions. Now it's also becoming a distribution in its own right. Goals of the distro (the niche in the "distro market"): - transparent, transactional, per-user package-management - declarative system configuration; - extensibility from the ground up (where possible core distro functionality is provided through Guile programs, a language specifically designed to be hackable and extensible — for example, at present the init system is provided by dmd, which is written in Guile); - secure: builds are performed in isolated environments to facilitate reproducibility, and can be checked independently by end-users; - blurring of lines between developers, distribution maintainers and end-users: + high level DSL for describing packages makes packaging easy to understand for developers and end-users alike, reducing barriers to distro maintenance contribution; + support for concurrent system configurations within different 'profiles' allows for on-the-fly system reconfigurations to help bug-tracking and development. The devroom will provide the following content: - high level overview of & tutorial on the distribution; - hacking sessions for packaging software, enhancing the distribution (installer, package-management tools, user interfaces); - discussions & presentations of specific components: + Secure networking through gnunet: * integration of the GNU Name Service (peer-to-peer, secure DNS replacement); * choice of defaults that help users remain in control (Linux TCP stealth patch, GNUnet and Tor services, etc.) + Extending the init system: use Guile (DMD) or established systems? + Providing kernel hotswapping: supporting hurd development by providing it as an alternative to linux-libre. + Extensibility from the ground up: grafting Guile into the heart of a distro (e.g. GNU Posh, Guix, DMD). - open discussions on the further development of Guix and the distro. The purpose of the room is to technically progress the distribution through: - demonstrations of its viability; - debates around its technical composition; - a space where hackers can contribute concrete chunks of code. * Related URLs - GNU Project: http://www.gnu.org - GNU Guix: http://www.gnu.org/software/guix * Devroom organisers - Alex Sassmannshausen (alex.sassmannshausen@...): co-ordinator and occasional contributor to Guix. - Ludovic Courtès (ludo@...): maintainer and core developer of Guix.
hi, i was wondering why my talk held at the GNU hackers meeting 2012 in düesseldorf is not listed? date: 21.07.2012 time: 15:00 title: "A GNU beginning -- Building a collecting society from scratch" speaker: m.eik michalke (OpenMusicContest.org e.V.) abstract: After organising four annual music competitions for music under Creative Commons licenses, the OMC e.V. now spearheads an initiative to found a new collecting society for creative works with full suppport for free licensing. All standards and software developed shall be free. best regards :: m.eik -- :::::::::::::::::: I sustain C3S! :::::::::::::::::: ::: ::: ::: dein beitrag zu fairer bezahlung für musiker ::: ::: https://sustain.c3s.cc ::: ::: ::: :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: m.eik michalke : spokesperson : cultural politics : meik.michalke@... : C3S SCE : Cultural Commons Collecting Society : SCE mit beschränkter haftung : heyestraße 194 : 40625 düsseldorf : germany : https://C3S.cc m.eik michalke : wolfgang senges : geschäftsführende direktoren : meinhard starostik : vorsitzender des verwaltungsrates : GnR 506 : genossenschaftsregister AG düsseldorf USt-ID : DE294690528
Hi, I am getting these "Your signed PGP key" messages and I suppose I should sign your keys in return. Unfortunately I haven't found any description how to do that. Any suggestions? /// Jürgen
Hey, I just came back home and I wanted to thanks all the organizers, especially John and Christian, as well as all the other nice hackers I met there for the great moment. Until next time! Sylvain
I have updated the GHM web page with the revised wording which we agreed to on Sunday. I hope that closes this issue. -- -- PGP Public key ID: 1024D/2DE827B3 fingerprint = 8797 A26D 0854 2EAB 0285 A290 8A67 719C 2DE8 27B3 See http://sks-keyservers.net or any PGP keyserver for public key.
Hello, I arrive to Tecnische Universitat Munchen at Arcisstrabe 21, but nobody knows about the GHM. I would pleased if someone can give the address and floor of the event. Thanks.
Dear fellows, because I can not attend the session on Saturday I am eager to watch the videos asap. Where and when will they be available? Thanx! Marcel
Anyone arriving at Munich HBF tomorrow around 21:30ish (I'm happy to wait a bit) and going to Garching? I'll be staying, as I suspect some people, at Hotel am Park.
I just received the following information from the locals: From the airport one would normally take the bus 690 this line is not served on public holidays.
From http://www.gnu.org/ghm/policy.html: "Offensive or overly explicit sexual language or imagery is inappropriate during the event, including presentations. Participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the meeting at the discretion of the organizers. Harassment includes offensive comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, appearance, body size, race, religion, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, harassing photography or recording, persistent disruption of talks or other events, repeated unsolicited physical contact, or sexual attention." Since I do not desire to be dennounced, prosecuted and finally sanctioned or expelled from the event (especially considering the physical pain and inconvenience of attending due to my very recent accident) I withdraw my intention to lecture "Introducing GNU Posh" at the GHM, as it is not compliant with the policy described in the page above. Please remove the talk from the official schedule. Thanks. PS: for those interested, I may perform the talk off-event in case we find a suitable place, we will see..