Christian Grothoff | 27 May 00:24 2016

Registration for GHM 2016

Dear all,

Registration for the GNU Hacker Meeting 2016 is now open!

https://www.gnu.org/ghm/register.html

Please register soon, so we can plan. More importantly, please consider
to propose a talk!

Happy hacking!

Christian

Christian Grothoff | 10 May 10:18 2016

CFP: GNU Hacker Meeting 2016

Dear all,

This is an early call for participation for the GNU Hacker Meeting 2016
in Rennes (Brittany, France) from August 18-20 hosted by Inria.

At this time, we encourage you to mark the dates in your calendar, and
submit proposals for GNU-ish presentations with title, abstract and
duration to ghm2016@...

We will send another e-mail once the Web site with registration
information and other details is up.

If you have any question, please don't hesitate to contact the organizers:

* Christian Grothoff (christian@...)
* Bastien Guerry (bzg@...)

Happy hacking!

Christian

Christian Grothoff | 4 May 11:37 2016

Rennes?

Hi all,

I wanted to let you know that we'd be happy to host GHM 2016 in Rennes
(Brittany, France, 2h from Paris by train) at Inria this summer.

I'm currently thinking August, but September or October could also be
done if August seems too rushed. ;-).

Please let me know if you like the idea or if I'm stepping on somebody's
toes here. Also, if someone else would volunteer to organize the program
(as in, schedule, speakers, website, anything non-local), that would be
greatly appreciated.

Happy hacking!

Christian

On 05/02/2016 06:56 PM, Ludovic Courtès wrote:
> Christian Grothoff <christian@...> skribis:
> 
>> We've got 6+ people in Rennes, so doing it in Rennes wouldn't be hard.
>>
>> On 04/18/2016 12:45 AM, Ludovic Courtès wrote:
>>> Another thing: are you still considering organizing a GHM this summer?
> 
> Could you email ghm-discuss with a proposal to host the GHM?
> 
> From there on we could start looking for people to help on the non-local
> side of the organization.
> 
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David | 23 Apr 01:40 2016

Re: hostel information

Hi.  I just wanted to follow-up with you to see if you received my email.  Did you have a chance to look at
Hostelz.com yet?

Best regards,
David
Hostelz.com

> Hi.  I noticed that on this year's GNU Hackers' Meeting page at
> http://www.gnu.org/ghm/upcoming.html you have some limited info about
> hotels in Munich. I would imagine some of your guests would be
> interested in staying in hostels, and I have a suggestion for providing
> information about that. 
> 
> Hostelz.com is the type of hostel guide website that the GNU can
> appreciate.  We're the only hostels guide website that freely provides
> information on all hostels, even if they aren't in a booking system, and
> we include the direct contact info for each hostel.  The site also lets
> users instantly search for available beds and compare prices from all of
> the hostel booking websites at once (including Hostelworld,
> HostelBookers, Gomio, and HostelsClub).  Online since 2002, the site
> also has a longstanding reputation for the most trustworthy reviews, and
> is the only site providing direct contact information for hostels
> worldwide.
> 
> Here is our Munich page:  http://www.hostelz.com/hostels/Germany/Munich
> 
> Take a look at the site and let me know what you think.  Thanks.
> 
> Best regards,
> David
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Paul van der Walt | 31 Jan 15:59 2016
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[FOSDEM] Sunday, dinner?

Hello all,

I am still in Brussels this evening, but most of my homies are about to leave or have left.  Anyone up for dinner this evening?  I'd be into going somewhere relatively near the FOSDEM location (because my apartment is nearby), but if super necessary i can come to the centre of town, too.  I'll keep checking my email till 7pm latest, if i haven't got a response by then i'll fix something up for myself.

Bye!
p.
Jose E. Marchesi | 4 Jan 17:09 2016
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FOSDEM


Hi hackers!  FOSDEM starts in 4 weeks..  so... who is coming? :)
I just booked a double room at the Astrid, as usual.

John Sullivan | 9 Jan 07:01 2015
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FOSDEM?

Who all will be at FOSDEM? 

Maybe we can plan a get-together, or at least exchange phone numbers in
advance so we can find where each other are drinking beers. :)

I'm giving a presentation in the Embedded Devroom, I think on Saturday,
talking about FSF's Respects Your Freedom hardware certification
program. Are there other GNU-related presentations?

I'll also be in Paris for a few days after FOSDEM for another talk. I
won't be there for long, but if there are any Paris-based people here,
let me know. :)

-john

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beuc | 26 Dec 15:21 2014
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Tidy webpages

Hey,

I just realised I had webpages commit privs and I did a little bit of
clean-up on the GHM 2014 webpages (resurrecting upcoming.html as
2014/, linking to the audio-video page), and also fixed path to my
animation in 2013/paris/ .

Cheers!
Sylvain

Alex Sassmannshausen | 3 Nov 08:37 2014
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Fwd: FOSDEM'15 Distributions Devroom Call for Participation

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FOSDEM 2015 - Distribution Devroom Call for Participation

++ Please do feel free to forward this CfP to anyone who you do think
might be able to contribute to the distributions devroom ++

FOSDEM (Free and Open Source Software Developers' European Meeting) is
a free two-day conference at the Université Libre the Bruxelles, in
Brussels, Belgium. FOSDEM in 2015 will be held on 31 Jan & 1 Feb 2015,
and the distribution devroom will be held once again this year, on
both Saturday and Sunday in room H.1302 (Depage).

The role of Linux distributions is changing. We are seeing more
standardization between distributions due to the adoption of central
tools such as systemd. Device- and task-specific distributions like
Raspbmc are finding traction in people's houses to run everyday
things. Embedded systems are becoming standardized enough that
formerly PC-centric distributions like Fedora are able to be installed
on ARM machines through their regular installer. Cloud specific
distributions, for instance CoreOS, are opening new venues for
distributions to offer the building blocks for massive Linux
deployments on virtualized infrastructure.

On the other hand, there are voices claiming that distributions are
not providing for all the needs people have. Packaging is said to be
hard. The belief is that there are too many hurdles to jump over which
results in software lagging behind or not offering the best upstream
user experience. Some users are voicing concerns that their use-cases
are not considered.

The purpose of the distributions devroom is to offer a forum for all
people interested in distribution issues to meet and collaborate on
improving the distribution ecosystem. What are the upcoming challenges
facing the distribution space? How can distribution maintainers
collaborate better to solve cross-distribution issues? What are
interesting developments helping distribution developers to excel in
the distribution space?

For this purpose we invite submissions of talks, panel sessions,
round-table discussions, Birds of a Feather (BoF) sessions or lighting
talks related to distribution specific issues.

Talks should be between 30 to 55 min in length including time for any
questions the audience might have. Please do not hesitate to contact
us if you require a longer or a shorter slot.

To submit your talk to FOSDEM 2015 please visit the following URL:
  https://penta.fosdem.org/submission/FOSDEM15

If you already have a Pentabarf account, please *do not* recreate a
new one.

If you previously spoke at FOSDEM, chances are you already have an
account. If you forgot your password, do just reset it. If not, follow
the instructions to create an account. If you encounter any problems
with the Pentabarf submission system, please do contact us via mail to
distributions-devroom@... and we will help you.

After your Pentabarf account has been created, please click on the
"create event" item in the menu to load the submission form. Then
click on the "Show All" tab in the top right corner of the browser
window. (All the way to the right on a large screen!)

Please do submit the following information:

* A title and subtitle of your talk. (Please be as descriptive as
   possible as the schedule will only show the talk's title in the main
   overview.)

* Select "Distributions devroom" as the track. (Important: We cannot see 
any
   other tracks, so talks submitted for the wrong track will possibly be
   lost)

* A short abstract of one paragraph.

* A longer description explaining the topic, mentioning who the talk
   is directed at and how audience members will benefit by attending,
   e.g. what they will learn.

* Any Links to related websites/blogs etc.

Submissions should be received before Sunday, 7 December 2014 at
23:59:59 UTC. Acceptance mails will be sent out on the 15th of
December 2014.

Should you have any questions or comments you can contact the devroom
organizers at distributions-devroom@...

Cheers,
Andreas Thienemann on behalf of the Distribution Dev Room Program 
Committee

Andreas Thienemann, Christoph Wickert, Jim Perrin, Rikki Endsley and
Robyn Bergeron
Hello,

I received this email relating to the distro devroom at FOSDEM'15.
Calls for presentation for it are now open.

The attached email has further details.

Best wishes,

Alex

Andreas Thienemann writes:

> Hi Alex,
>
> I did see that you were discussing a devroom for FOSDEM'15 and there was 
> some talk about submitting talks to the distro devroom.
>
> I've attached the CfP for you, please do feel free to pass it on to 
> other interested parties.
>
> cheers,
>   Andreas

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Kanishka Chathuranga | 13 Oct 03:34 2014
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My first message to GNU

I want to be a hacker. But I will never steal anything. How can you help me GNU ? 
Alex Sassmannshausen | 10 Sep 08:32 2014
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GNU <at> FOSDEM 2015

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.

Gmane