For those that couldn't make it out to Brussels a few weeks back to partake in the annual Free Open-Source Developers' European Meeting (FOSDEM), the videos from all of the sessions are now online.
The very popular, annual Linux conference Linux.Conf.Au kicked off today in Auckland, New Zealand.
FOSDEM 2015 is happening in Brussels from 31 January to 1 February.
Luc Verhaegen has issued his annual call for speakers for those developers wishing to discuss their work on X.Org-related projects, including Wayland, Mir, Mesa, etc.
Linux Foundation's LinuxCon North America 2014 wrapped up yesterday evening in Chicago.
This week at LinuxCon Chicago are two talks about Red Hat's Kpatch live kernel patching solution to reduce downtime. However, there aren't any scheduled talks about SUSE's kGraft solution with neither yet being in the mainline kernel.
The Linux Foundation's LinuxCon North America event is happening this week in Chicago.
The always-great LinuxTag conference kicks off today in Berlin, Germany. LinuxTag is one of my most favorite open-source events in the world and usually only outdone by FOSDEM.
The 12th annual Southern California Linux Expo has begun!
For Linux and open-source fans in the greater Los Angeles region next weekend (February 21st to 23rd), it's once again time for SCALE!
The 6th annual Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit concluding this week in San Francisco. In case you missed out on any coverage of the interesting sessions from the event, here's a run-down of the worthwhile information that was shared and discussed, plus a few other extra tid-bits from the invite-only event.
Another session taking place next week at the 6th Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit, besides Qualcomm allegedly wanting to kill all proprietary drivers, is two Microsoft engineers talking about their Linux driver development experiences.
Next week the Linux Foundation's 6th Annual Collaboration Summit will be taking place in San Francisco. Several interesting topics are set to be discussed at this three-day event.
While the Berlin Desktop Summit is still happening this week, happening next week in Vancouver, Canada is the Linux Foundation's LinuxCon North America 2011 event. This event is special, in particular, for it being the 20th anniversary of Linux.
We've known about this since April at the last Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit when this event was in planning stage, but today the Linux Foundation has announced their first end-user summit. The first Linux Foundation End-User Summit will take place in New York, NY this October. The Linux Foundation is hoping this event will bring Linux desktop users together with kernel developers and Linux vendors to increase the level of interaction between these different groups.
FOSDEM was a week and a half ago, but the SD card containing a few extra pictures just turned up. The first main talk that occurred at FOSDEM was on the major growth of Linux within the motion picture industry and Hollywood. Linux is now the primary operating system being used in the render farms and post-production environments. In this talk by Robin Rowe and Gabrielle Pantera, this duo had discussed how Linux managed to succeed in this industry and one of the reasons was because of NVIDIA and their hardware support under Linux via their binary drivers.
The 2nd Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit is coming up in just over a month from now in Austin, Texas at the University of Texas Supercomputing Center. There'll be Phoronix coverage from this collaboration summit, and with the attendees list now online we've combed it over. As the event is still a month away, the attendance list isn't yet finalized, but we were looking at the break-down of different companies that will be in attendance -- mostly looking at the hardware companies. Below is the partial break-down of the number of representatives from each company planned for this second Linux summit.
For those interested, all of the X.Org "DevRoom" talks are available online for video download from RadeonHD.org. Among the speakers were AMD's John Bridgman, Novell's Egbert Eich, Remi Cardona with Metisse, Daniel Stone, TG's Keith Whitwell for Gallium3D, Jerome Glisse, and Keith Packard. The videos can be downloaded in Ogg Theora format from this video link.
Michael Meeuwisse of Project VGA, which spawned from the Open Graphics Project for creating a truly open-source graphics card, announced today at FOSDEM 2008 that next month he hopes to ship the first of his prototype graphics cards. However, before you get your hopes up, this is a very low-end graphics card. The current Project VGA board has 16MB of SD RAM, Xilinx Spartan 3 s400 FPGA under 100MHz, and uses the PCI bus. These first-run prototypes will cost over $200 USD with no guarantees to work or warranties. Meeuwisse at least has been able to secure an order of the first batch of graphics cards from his university. All of the Project VGA work -- including the hardware information -- is available under the GNU GPLv3.
While David Airlie and Alex Deucher were busy with implementing Textured Video in xf86-video-ati and even R500 and RS90 Textured Video support, those in Brussels for FOSDEM that are involved with X.Org had -- a good -- dinner. Among those that had attended were the RadeonHD developers, the Nouveau crew, AMD's John Bridgman, Jerome Glisse, Keith Packard, and others. Cheers.
Following John Bridgman's talk at FOSDEM, Egbert Eich, who is one of the Novell developers working on the RadeonHD driver, had talked about the status of the RadeonHD driver. This talk went over a number of topics from the ATI GPU block design to the software abstractions with the AtomBIOS layer. No major breaking news came out of this talk, but just iterating information about xf86-video-radeonhd such as MMIO-base XAA/EXA R500 acceleration, full mode-setting for the R500/600 series, AtomBIOS disadvantages, and full RandR 1.2 support. Egbert had shared though that TV-Out support should be possible soon and it just needs TV encoding support. Digital output support for the RV620/635 chipsets should come next week. AtomBIOS support will provide scaler support, the second digital output block on the RS690, and support for unknown connectors. The bigger issues to tackle coming forward are DRM setup and R600 2D support. More information can be gathered from doing a RadeonHD search or watch the video at RadeonHD.org. The X.Org FOSDEM videos will be uploaded to the RadeonHD.org server in the near future, once this Internet cooperates.
FOSDEM 2008 had kicked off last night with their annual Friday Beer Event. This year it was held at the much larger Delirium Cafe, but still the event was quite crowded and this cafe had a great selection of different beers. Below are a few pictures for those of you that were unable to make it.
FOSDEM 2008, the annual Free Open-Source Developers' European Meeting, is taking place this weekend in Brussels, Belgium. The official talks don't get underway until tomorrow, but tonight they are hosting a Belgium Beer Event. In addition, tomorrow night is also a GNOME Beer Event and an iMATIX Free Beer Event complete with West African music. We've previously covered the DevRooms and talks for this year's FOSDEM (including X.Org).
Unfortunately, due to the grueling winter weather (and an added issue), we weren't able to make it out to the Southern California Linux Expo (SCALE) 2008. However, SCALE is providing Internet video streams of some of the speeches and other information. Jono Bacon, the Ubuntu community manager, had officially kicked off SCALE 2008 with his keynote on the evolution of desktop Linux thus far and where he believes its headed. An embedded video and more information on this keynote, which is entitled Standing On The Shoulders Of Giants: The Coming Of The Linux Desktop can be found on his personal blog.
Coming up over the next few months are a number of Linux/open-source conferences -- many of which we'll be covering at Phoronix -- that may cue your interest or may be interested in participating.
Luc Verhaegen has written an update on the X.Org mailing list regarding the X activity at FOSDEM 2008. Originally planned was an X.Org development house on the two days prior to the FOSDEM weekend, but that has been canceled. However, the X.Org development room is still on during the FOSDEM conference.
There's just under three months left until FOSDEM 2008, the Free and Open-Source Developers' European Meeting, that takes place annually in Brussels, Belgium. Today new details have been announced when it comes to the main track speakers and developer rooms for FOSDEM 2008. Those keynoting at FOSDEM 2008 are Robert Watson, Gabrielle Pantera with Robin Rowe, and Pieter Hintjens. In addition, there will be technical talks focusing on Perl 6, PHP 6, the cmake build system, PackageKit, Klik, and Xen (among others). The 2008 speakers for FOSDEM can be found here.
Amanda McPherson, the Marketing Director of the Linux Foundation, has just notified those who participated in the first-ever Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit that the next summit is planned for April. Back during the first LF Collaboration Summit, the expectation is that the next summit would be in March at a German location. However, this 2nd Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit will be at IBM/University of Texas Commons Center in Austin. This summit will run from April 8th to April 10th. At Phoronix we covered the first LF Summit and we look forward to participating in April. The summit was very productive with panels, meetings, and of course a bit of partying.
Next January at the Googleplex will be a KDE 4.0 release event to commemorate this major desktop release. This KDE event includes parties, BoFs, and other discussions about KDE. We've received the official invitation and Phoronix will be covering it come this January.
The Linux Foundation has today announced a partnership with Japan's Information-technology Promotion Agency, or shorter known as the IPA. Japan's IPA is a government-run program that will now be supporting open-source software and Linux and will be collaborating with the Linux Foundation. The areas where the LF and IPA are specializing are in technology development, standardization, and legal activities. Additional information is available in the Linux Foundation press release.
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