[FOSDEM-Devrooms] World of OpenPhoenux

Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller hns at goldelico.com
Mon Jan 7 09:27:02 CET 2013

Hi all,
we finally got confirmation for a stand at FOSDEM 2013 for the World of OpenPhoenux.

OpenPhoneux world includes (but is not limited to - proposals are welcome):
* Openmoko (GTA01, GTA02)
* GTA04 / OpenPhoenux 2804
* OpenPhoenux 7004 tablet
* QtMoko software
* SHR software
* Replicant software
* FSO middleware
* Freerunner Navigation Board
* PowerVR-SGX reverse engineering initiative
* Limesco network
* ...

There will be a table, power to charge and operate your devices, space to discuss
(but no spare chairs), maybe a soldering iron or whatever you expect and/or can
bring yourself.

According to the current plans we will be located between the stands of "BeagleBoard",
"OpenPandora" and "Hackable Devices" (e.g. MakerBot).

The table will most likely be located in the "AW" building again.
Please watch for the official stand information:


We can get the most from this stand if you actively participate by coming,
discussing, showing your devices, and making something out of this opportunity.

So I will be happy to see and meet everybody at Brussels :)


Am 22.10.2012 um 22:43 schrieb Boudewijn:

> On Monday 22 October 2012 12:33:33 Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller wrote:
>> FYI.
>> To me it appears that they have less rooms to dispose than in the previous
>> years. I know one other project that did have a devroom in the past 10
>> years didn't get one like us. With almost the same wording. And there were
>> discussions about not using the AW building any more.
> Maybe everything from AW moves to the newer building? It would be more 
> practical in general, and warmer, but AW got many smaller rooms. :-(
>> So what are your ideas about going to FOSDEM? Plans for presentations to
>> submit to other devrooms? Some informal meeting? Should we have a Stand?
> Could we transform a stand to a devstand? The tables are a bit unstable and 
> usually close to the wall, due to space constraints in AW. I think I can take 
> a projector with me. I don't have a sreen though. If we have a large enought 
> table, and enough chairs, we might do something more organized than trying to 
> hear what peoplo on the other side of the table are saying. 
> Besides a projector I can take an (older) LCD's with me (1280x1024 I hope, 
> 17"). Can the TV-out on GTA04 be hacked into supplying some signal that's 
> suitable for VGA? There are passive adapters available, and active adapters in 
> the "wrong" direction (I did see adapters to connect the VGA-out to s-
> video/YUV input, but not the other way around). 
> Is there some hackable project we could run with the left-over Freerunner 
> mainboards? I still want to turn mine into a webserver (later, "when I'm grown 
> up"), but with a couple of them we could maybe do some hide-and-seek with mesh 
> networking (either WIFI or BT, to let Neo1979 play as well) and trying to 
> detect them with our GTA04s. 
> It all needs preparation of course, but if we first flood the list with ideas, 
> we can pick some feasible plans out of them. The least we can do, is have last 
> year's presentation running in a loop on one screen and (all?) our videos on 
> another. Especially: on a big screen, since our devices are so miniature...
> One more: if "we" (sorry, I'd feel much better saying "I", but ..:-( ) get the 
> FM radio running before then, we can broadcast sound for the presentation to 
> mobile speakers. 
> On a side note (and no plug intended): I'm involved in Limesco, the dutch 
> telco start-up that is "open organisation"/hacker friendly. I'm not sure 
> whether Limesco will be at FOSDEM, but I imagine it to be somewhat connected 
> to our project. To my knowledge, there is no equivalent to it in another 
> country. The options are still limited, due to small scale (sounds familiar). 
> One "special feature" that is available now, is to route voice calls through 
> your own server, instead of that of the telco. Does something like that offer 
> possibilities for something interesting during FOSDEM? 
> Are there some easily made GTA04 hardware extensions we could offer people to 
> solder in 20-40 minutes under guidance? 
> There must be some visitors from previous years on the list as well. How was 
> our stand perceived last year? 
> Best regards,
> Boudewijn
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