[gta04-devel] Fwd: FOSDEM 2011 Devroom on SHR/FSO declined

W. B. Kranendonk wankelwankel at yahoo.com
Sun Oct 31 14:18:04 CET 2010

--- On Sun, 10/31/10, Michael 'Mickey' Lauer <mickey at vanille-media.de> 
> Am Sonntag, den 31.10.2010, 10:48 +0100 schrieb David Lanzendörfer:
> > Seems as we lost our devroom after all.
> Not surprising. That we got it last year was an exception
> "thanks" to
> Xorg not being able to fill in their slot. Unfortunately
> organizers fail to realize the importance of mobile
> technologies, 
Such a pity. I enjoyed the presentations as well as the audience last year (wow, are ALL those people fiddling with my phone as well :-) )

> > Sadly our project is still to small to get a room or
> so.
> > Dunno.
> > Mickey? Nikolaus? Do you wanna hold your presentation
> after all?
Last FOSDEM was my first, making me not too familiar with the organisation of the event. I did notice that though "we" occupied a couple of buildings, others were not in use. Would it be an option to organize a shadow-event nearby? Is one of us living near there? Perhaps the Brussel Hackerspace is willing to provide room outside FOSDEM-hours? It shouldn't be too far from the main FOSDEM event, so there's at least a remote chance of pulling some not-OM-visitors to the "event". If there's interest in organizing something like that, I volunteer to make phonecalls or send mails after receiving some pointers where to look for room.

> (...) the program of the embedded room
> seems to be
> fixed to buildsystems, C libraries, and kernel tweakings
> for years now.
Well, it's FOS-, not FOHWDEM. I hope it will shift towards open hardware more and more (there were the RepRap, Arduino and Beagleboard besides OM, perhaps others I didn't notice)



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