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[Ghm-discuss] GNU devroom at FOSDEM 2011 - Schedule
Jose E. Marchesi
[Ghm-discuss] GNU devroom at FOSDEM 2011 - Schedule
Tue, 11 Jan 2011 21:14:12 +0100
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Please find below the schedule for the GNU devroom at FOSDEM 2011.
GNU devroom at FOSDEM 2011
Hacking GNU at FOSDEM.
The Free and Open source Software Developers' European Meeting
(FOSDEM) is a two-day event organized by volunteers to promote the
widespread use of Free and Open Source software.
This year the GNU Project will be present with a development room.
The goal of the devroom is to promote discussion on the advancement of
the GNU coding standards and maintainers guidelines as well as the
packages implementing them, and strengthen the community of
maintainers and developers.
If you plan to join us at FOSDEM please tell us at address@hidden
Date and Location
*Date:* Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 February 2011.
*GNU devroom date:* Saturday 5th February from 13:00 to 19:00
*Location:* Brussels (Belgium)
- Jose E. Marchesi (GNU PDF, GNU recutils, GNU Ferret).
- Karsten Gerloff (FSFE).
- Brian Gough (GNU Scientific Library).
- Simon Josefsson (SASL, Libidn, GSS, Shishi, GnuTLS).
- Andy Wingo (Guile).
- Ralf Wildenhues (GCC, Libtool, Autoconf).
- Ole Tange (GNU Parallel).
- Rodrigo Rodrigues da Silva. TBC.
- Aleksander Morgado (GNU PDF).
- Bastien Guerry (org-mode).
- Giuseppe Scrivano (GNU myserver, Gnuzilla, wget).
- Matthias Kirschner (FSFE).
- Henrik Sandklef (GNU xnee).
- Luca Saiou (GNU epsilon).
TBC = to be confirmed
This is the schedule for the GNU devroom. Please see below for more
information about the talks and the speakers.
Time Duration Speaker Title
13:00 40 min Bastien Guerry Org-mode for Emacs : your life in
14:00 40 min Andy Wingo Dynamic hacking with Guile.
15:00 30 min Ole Tange GNU Parallel - the command line
15:40 30 min Ralf Wildenhues GNU Autotools.
16:20 30 min Simon Josefsson GNU Network Security Labyrinth.
17:00 30 min Karsten Gerloff Power, Freedom, Software.
17:40 30 min Matthias Kirschner Non-free software advertisement --
presented by your government.
18:20 30 min Jose E. Marchesi GNU recutils: your data in plain
Org-mode for Emacs: your life in plain text
By Bastien Guerry.
Org-mode is an Emacs mode for keeping notes, maintaining TODO
lists, doing project planning and authoring with a fast and
effective plain-text system.
In this talk, I'll go through existing core features (the
organizer, the exporters, the Babel library) and present examples
of real use. I will also list possible contributions (exporters,
libraries to interact with online organizers, bug tracking tools,
etc.) and mention hard problems to solve, the hardest one being to
make Org suitable for collaborative project planning.
Finally, I'll give an overview of Org's history and community, with
some ideas on how to sustain this great project.
Dynamic hacking with Guile
By Andy Wingo.
I'll start by giving my standard propaganda schtick about guile,
and how it can make hacking GNU more like hacking lisp
machines. I'll go on like that for about 15 minutes.
In the latter 15 minutes I'll do some live hacking. I think what
I'd like to show would be live-hacking a web application through
emacs and geiser, in which I show what it's like to hack on a
running application, what it's like to hack the web in sxml, how to
make new bindings to C functions without restarting the process,
things like that.
GNU Parallel - the command line power tool
By Ole Tange.
Demo of what you can do with GNU Parallel - loosely based on
By Ralf Wildenhues.
The GNU Autotools provide a source code build system portable to
various different environments. This talk reviews some of the
recent developments and highlights a few tips and tricks for users.
GNU Network Security Labyrinth
By Simon Josefsson.
I will talk about the network application security technologies
SASL, Kerberos, GSS-API and TLS on a general level. I'll give an
overview of the GNU implementations of these protocols. Focus will
be on how the protocols and implementations interact with each
other, and how you as application writer can use them.
Power, Freedom, Software. Why we need to divide and re-conquer our systems
By Karsten Gerloff.
The GNU project to create a Free Software operating system has been
a resounding success, giving millions of people around the world
the freedom to use, study, share and improve the programs on their
computers. "Cloud computing" and software as a service present new
challenges for the Free Software movement. As more people every day
use computers controlled by someone else, how do we win back our
freedom? How do we translate the ideals behind the GNU project into
this changing world?
Instead of giving all the answers, the goal of this talk is to get
you asking the right questions.
Non-free software advertisement -- presented by your government
By Matthias Kirschner.
What would you think about a sign on the highway saying “You need a
Volkswagen to drive on this road. Contact your Volkswagen dealer
for a gratis test drive – Your Government”? When it comes to
software that opens PDF files, many public sector organisations do
this every day.
With the pdfreaders.org campaign FSFE has turned the spotlight on
government organisations who behave in this way, exposing how
frequent such advertisements for non-free software are. With the
help of activists across Europe, FSFE contacted these organisations
and explained them how to improve their websites so that they
respect our freedom.
Why did FSFE choose this topic? How was the campaign organised?
What has the Belgium's Prime Minister or the German Federal
Criminal Police Office replied to our letters? How successful was
GNU recutils: your data in plain text
By Jose E. Marchesi.
GNU Recutils is a set of tools and libraries to access
human-editable, text-based databases called recfiles. The data is
stored as a sequence of records, each record containing an
arbitrary number of named fields.
The talk will introduce the rec format and how can it be used to
store medium sized databases with data integrity. A little demo
will follow showing the recutils in action.
I'm the employee of the french Wikimedia chapter. I've been
involved in the free software movement for the last ten years, and
I co-founded OLPC France back in 2008. My background education
is in philosophy and cognitive sciences.
After a few years of contribution to Org-mode, Carsten Dominik
invited me to take over maintainance.
Karsten Gerloff is a Free Software activist and analyst. As FSFE's
President since June 2009, he leads FSFE's strategy development and
execution, as well as the organisation's policy work at the
European institutions and the United Nations. He focuses on topics
such as Free Software, Open Standards, copyright, patents and
competition policy. His central interest is in all aspects of the
question of how we as a society manage our knowledge and
Jose E. Marchesi
Jose E. Marchesi is a long-term GNU activist. In 1999, he founded
GNU Spain, and he later assisted in the creation of GNU Italy and
GNU Mexico. His experience in GNU software maintainership cover GNU
gv (up to 2007), GNU Ghostscript (up to 2006), GNU Ferret, GNU PDF
and GNU recutils. He also performs what he calls "random works" in
the GNU Project, such as writing internal code and editing Web
pages as needed. He develop his professional work in the Space
sector, writing software for the European Space Agency.
Simon Josefsson is the GNU maintainer of SASL, Libidn, GSS, Shishi
Andy Wingo is the co-maintainer of GNU Guile, the Scheme
Ralf Wildenhues is a scientific computing math PhD student who got
fed up writing dependency tracking rules in makefiles portable to
several systems and compilers, and ended up co-maintaining
Automake, Libtool, and the GCC build system.
Ole Tange has worked as Hostmaster for .dk, as a security
consultant, as network admin, as site reliablility engineer, as
developer and is now working as a bioinformatician. He has worked
with UNIX since 1991, GNU/Linux since 1992, and in 1996 he deleted
his Microsoft Windows partition. His phone has been running free
software since 2008. He has done lots of presentations on security,
Free Software, and IT political issues (such as software patents) –
both for the general public and to polticians. He is best know as
the person behind the original "The Patented Webshop"
([http://ole.tange.dk/swpat]) illustrating software patents in a
Matthias is FSFE's Fellowship Coordinator and the Coordinator of
the German team. After being FSFE's first intern in 2004, he
continued to work for FSFE as a volunteer. In 2009 he finished his
diploma thesis on "IT coordination in the Superior Federal
Administration", and started working full time for FSFE. Amoungst
other policy work, Matthias is or was in charge the "I love Free
campaign, the "Ask your candidates" campaign
[http://www.fsfe.org/projects/btw09/btw09.en.html] for the German
Federal Election in 2009, and the Free Software PDF Readers
Accomodation for GNU Hackers
Many of the attending hackers will be stopping at the Astrid Hotel,
located in Zaterdagplein 11, 1000 Brussels, Belgium.
General travel and accomodation information are on the FOSDEM
webpage at [http://www.fosdem.org]
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