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Foss.in Day 2 and 3

December 26, 2010 1 comment

I have been little busy with work lately and was not able to write a post. Day 2 at foss.in started with lennart’s talk on Open surround sound.  We had Fedora mini-conf sessions in the afternoon, so after the talk i went to the workout area to prepare for my talk.

In the afternoon, after rahul’s introduction amit started his talk on kvm. Then aditya shared his experience on  Fedora summer coding and creating KDE Netbook remix. As his talk was short , i was asked by rahul to take my own time and explain more about packaging. I tried my best 🙂 Here is my presentation http://sagarun.fedorapeople.org/misc/emacs-presentation.pdf

After the talk we went to the workout area to start Fedoraforkids packaging sprints. We managed pull a  decent crowd for the workout. In the evening rahul tried to do a packaging session in Hall c as we had time and people. After finishing the session we went in for the key note address by james morris. Hiemanshu joined us for the dinner , we went to chandni chowk an exotic Indian restaurant in bangalore. After having icecreams with juan we went back to our hotels.

The next day, started with an awesome talk my Dimitris glezos on transifex. After the talk we went to Fedora booth and spent some time with the visitors. we clicked a  team photo too.  People were pinging us in IRC about packaging sessions. After sensing the interest, we announced and conducted  packaging sessions in the afternoon.

I had booked my return flight ticket on Friday, so i had to leave the venue by 4.00 PM to catch my flight!  foss.in was fun! Sadly it is going to be the last. It was a great experience to meet community members and red hat folks. Big thanks to Fedora community architecture team for sponsoring the whole thing.

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Fedora presence @ FOSS.in – day 1

December 16, 2010 Leave a comment

This is my first ever foss.in.  My flight arrived at bangalore by 8.30 in the morning. It took me nearly 2 hrs to reach my hotel from the airport. Beware if you want to catch a flight you better prepare and go well ahead of the time ’cause bangalore’s traffic sucks. I met aditya, amit and shreyank at the hotel and we headed towards the foss.in venue.

Everything started an hour late. The first talk was about wikipedia. Danese cooper CTO of wikimedia foundation gave a talk on the technology that drives the world’s fifth largest website. Santhosh thottingal’s work on wiki2cd was appreciated  by the wikimedia team. wiki2cd helps in creating offline content out of wikipedia.After the talk we met rahul and got our Fedora t-shirts (yay!) .

In the afternoon aditya and i went into meego mini-conf sessions by Nokia. Nokia is really trying to push meego into the mainstream (Good luck Nokia). In the evening the keynote address was given by rahul. He talked on a topic named “Failures of Fedora and what we have learned from them”, he gave us insights into what red hat/community did wrong and what they learnt from it. It was an awesome talk. Some points from his talk includes merger of core/extras repositories into a single repo, opening up the infrastructure, focus on improving packaging quality/guidelines, the problems they faced with documentation(because of red hat’s initial stand on freeing up the documentation license) , the proposed removal of CLA, the new update policy etc.

Finally we Fedora folks including lennart poettering went into a bar/restaurant and had a very good dinner. Thanks to the community architecture team for everything. We spent lot of time talking about what could be done to improve the  project. Harish pillay joined us there later in the restaurant. He explained why LTSP in Fedora needs some love and how it is getting  distro centric. We came back to hotel by 11.30 PM.

More pictures at http://www.zer0c00l.in/impressions/index.php/FOSS-IN-2010