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Re: Debconf18? BoF?

On Mon, Jun 11, 2018 at 08:19:58AM -0400, Kurt Keville wrote:

> There is definitely a distinct shortage of RISC-V software related
> conferences.  There are plenty of hardware meetings, since the RV
> Foundation supports those.  There are some interesting new
> directions we could go, particularly in the Debian community. 
> We've tried to insert RV BoFs into various IEEE meetings in the
> states but at least so far there is understandably very little
> interest in RV at technical conferences.  With RV, a unified
> software community request could result in a new hardware design,
> something which was not possible before (unless you count GPGPUs,
> which was a response to the SC community's need for embarrassingly
> parallel HPC operations).


I think FOSDEM (https://www.fosdem.org) might be an appropriate
setting for a more software-oriented meeting than the RISC-V
foundation workshops.  During the informal RISC-V meeting at last
FOSDEM the participants had already been musing about applying for a
RISC-V devroom next year.

A short explanation for those who are not familiar with FOSDEM:
besides the so-called main-track programme (which is directly
organized by the FOSDEM orga team), FOSDEM offers rooms and technical
infrastructure (network, video beamer, recording equipment) for
community-organized topic-rooms, the so-called devrooms.  Projects or
individuals can apply for such a devroom and once the application has
been approved by the FOSDEM organizers, the applicant becomes the
coordinator for this particular devroom and runs a CfP for the
devroom's topic (via FOSDEM infrastructure), decides on the devroom
programme and supervises the devroom during the conference.  Similar
to the main-track events all events in the devrooms are recorded and
the videos are published by the FOSDEM organizers, so a devroom
schedule usually contains mainly talks/presentation.  For a more
"intimate" setting, timeslots in separate BoF-Rooms (without
recording) are available on request.

> Manuel A. Fernandez Montecelo <manuel.montezelo@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Most probably I will not attend Debconf.  But it would be great to
> > have a BoF if there's enough people interested and wanting to
> > contribute.

Ack. Unfortunately I won't be able to make it to Hsinchu either.

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