FOSDEM is an event with conferences and meetings about open-source, it takes places in bruxelles.
This page is a report for 2006.
Presentation and conferences 2006Edit
|Opening Talks (10:00->13:00) saturday 25th february|
|10:00||jason||welcome speach||???||about fosdem organisation||1|
|10:30||jason||Keynote||Richard M. Stallman||about software patents problems||1|
|12:00||jason||GPL v3 Discussion||Richard M. Stallman||1|
|Debian , saturday 25th february|
|14:00->14:45||AW 1.125||Governing Debian From scud launch to impact||J.Van Wolffelaar|
|AW 1.125||Improoving workflow in debian trough process integration||Martin f Krafft|
|AW 1.125||Confession of a package torture||Lars Wirzenius||here|
|Debian , sunday 26th february|
|10:00->10:45||AW 1.125||Womans in Free Software:findings from FLOSSPOL||Hannah M.Wallach|
|11:00->11:45||AW 1.125||The Debian GNU/kFreeBSD port||Aurelien Jarno|
|12:00->12:45||AW 1.125||SLIND:Small Debian Based Linux Distribution for embedded systems||Benjamin Collar||About a linux distribution(by an internal siemens consulting group) ment for beeing easely instaled on any target(from medical hardware,to ipaqs or test bords)||here|
|13:30->||AW 1.125||Debian Volatiles behind the scenes||M.Zobel-Helas|
|AW 1.125||Debtags and what you can do with it today||Enrico Zini||odt pdf|
|AW 1.125||Debian Installer internals||Frans J. Pop|
|AW 1.125||Inside the Debian menu system||Bill Allombert|
|Gentoo , sunday 26th february|
|h2214||Towards a european Gentoo foundation||Ulrich Plate|
|h2214||Gentoo across the globe|
|h2214||closed session||-||developers only(was not public(so they were more eficient,no newbee questions...)):developers talking between them|
|h2214||libconf||Damien Krotkine||about an api that permit the understanding of configuration files by programs||here||old slides|
|h2214||Quality Assurance in gentoo("fixing gentoo")||Patrick Lauer||About Quality assurance in gentoo with a small number of people,tools,and comon problems(bad bugreports...) in a source distribution that mooves very fast(new packages...)|
|h2214||Gentoo Project structure||Sven Vermeulen||here|
|h2214||Release engineering and catalyst||Chris Gianelloni||catalyst is a tool that permit to make easely a livecd and they use it for the installation cd(that is a livecd)|
|h2214||Migrating gentoo infrastructure to ldap||Andrea Barisani||about the (optional) ldap integration in gentoo: what was done(all bugfixes),what work and what doesn't(what to use) ,presentation of ldap and how to use it (apps(what apps can use ldap),structure(how ldap works),ldap syntax...)||old slides ???|
Linux on laptopsEdit
Open Groupware + GNUstepEdit
|Security , sunday 26th february|
|14:00-||janson||AppArmor||Crispin Cowan||similar to selinux but more easely configurable and doesn't need recompilation or filesystem labeling||1|
|Systems , saturday 25th february|
|14:00->14:45||janson||Plan 9||Uriel M. Pereira||1||here|
|15:00->15:45||janson||Dtrace||Jon Haslam||presentation and demo of dtrace||here|
|16:00->16:45||janson||Xen||Ian Pratt||Presentation of xen,in depth features and future developement||1|
|Web 2.0 , sunday 26th february|
|11:00||jason||Selenium||Jason R. Huggins|
Gentoo as many distribution wanted to have a tool that permit the understanding of configuration files
The presenter who is the creator of libconf studied some others' approach to this problem (for example yum) and reached the conclusion that they were specific to certain configuration files or they were making some errors and in a long term vision the distributions gained problems because of this. This issue is particulary critical in gentoo because they can never re-install and always upgrade...
So he decided to code an api that can understand configuration files so there would be no errors and at the same time wouldn't be file specific...
Practically speaking this api makes the use of classement and has the help of template, that render possible this understanding and keep comment, and abolish the order of the lines and keeps only the information...see the slide for more information...see the example and the lines of code...
This technology is used by some projects including mandravia(ex mandrake) that used it with a configuration wizard for samba.
But not a lot of persons use it despite the fact that it can be used in many programming languages(C/C++,python...).
It's programmed in perl, maybe because such data handling is easy to do in pearl(that's not a troll:all programming languages have advantages(such as rendering particular things easy to do, speed, portability, correctness...) and weaknesses (particular things hard to do, speed, portability, uncorectness, possibilities limitations...) but certain particular things are easier to do in certain languages...)
Basically it's gnustep library on top of linux...but this offers the possibility, with a recompilation to run mac-osX programs.
- general and embedded videos(including some of others conferences)
- generalistic fosdem 2005 and 2006 videos
Project specific fosdem pagesEdit
- complete the schedule with the help of the pdf here
- add the videos to the schedules
- add the presentation of people to the people's name
- review a conference or add explanation about a conference or subject explaining what it is about(for example what is AppArmor)