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Prost! 2012 X.Org Developers' Summit In Bavaria!

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Published on 08 December 2011 08:52 PM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in X.Org
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The X.Org Board of Directors has decided this afternoon the location of the 2012 X.Org Developers' Summit. Proposals were submitted for Dublin and Nürnberg, but in the end the board elected to go with the Bavarian location.

Nürnberg is set as the location of the 2012 X.Org Developers' Summit (XDS2012) and are looking at having the annual conference the following year be hosted in Dublin, Ireland. The Dublin proposal was prepared by David Airlie for this annual summit/conference that brings together X.Org developers and others from around the world to collaborate on the future of Linux graphics, input, and related areas.

Prost! 2012 X.Org Developers' Summit In Bavaria!
The wonderful town of Nürnberg.

During the 2011 X.Org Developers' Conference in September that was hosted in Chicago and organized by myself, Luc Verhaegen proposed the 2012 conference be in Nürnberg. Besides Luc, Egbert Eich and Matthias Hopf are also in the area and are willing to provide organizational support. The trio all worked at SUSE at one point (Luc and Matthias have since moved on) during the RadeonHD driver days. (I'm also there frequently and willing to give them support to make this one hell of an event.)

Prost! 2012 X.Org Developers' Summit In Bavaria!
Egbert and Luc trying Bud Light for the first time... At least Scheiße beer is much less of a concern for XDS2012 attendees.

No date has been set for the 2012 X.Org conference, but per tradition it's likely to take place in September and will ideally not interfere with Munich's Oktoberfest -- it would complicate travel for many with trains and flights and I would have to decide which Phoronix event is more important to cover.

Prost! 2012 X.Org Developers' Summit In Bavaria!

Of course, I'm quite excited about XDS2012 Nürnberg for many reasons. If you don't know why, you obviously haven't read enough of my articles. At least for XDS2012 I won't be too out of place now wearing lederhosens and drinking a Maß of Bavarian beer, unlike at XDC2011 Chicago and other events.

Prost! 2012 X.Org Developers' Summit In Bavaria! Prost! 2012 X.Org Developers' Summit In Bavaria! Prost! 2012 X.Org Developers' Summit In Bavaria!

Nürnberg is a wonderful city (though not quite the utopia that is Munich) and this should be a great 2012 Linux event. Besides the location, it should be a great event due to being organized by Luc, who has successfully organized the X@FOSDEM developer room and other events in the past for X.Org. He's also handling X@FOSDEM 2012 in Brussels for February.

Prost! 2012 X.Org Developers' Summit In Bavaria!

Assuming XDC2012 doesn't collide with the annual Oktoberfest pilgrimage, and that I am still in control of Phoronix come next year, Phoronix Media will once sponsor a free beer event. Stay tuned for more details of XDS2012 Nürnberg.

Confirmation of the location can be found in the X.Org BoD IRC logs.

About The Author
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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