Please find below the Call For Presentation to the LSM meeting for the
"Embedded Systems and Open Hardware" session.
French Fedora ambassador.
The Libre Software Meeting (LSM) is an annual event on free software
taking place in july in France since 2000. The LSM meeting is organized
this year in Nantes from 7th to 11th july.
This text is the Call For Presentation (CFP) of the "Embedded Systems
and Open Hardware" session. The other topics can be found on the LSM Web
The embedded systems are increasingly present in our life. The embedded
system community usually used commercial software solutions with
royalties to reverse each time a system is sold. Since few years, a
reversal of tendency has appeared with the use of free software for
embedded systems. That is made possible by the adaptation of the Linux
kernel to the constraints of atypical embedded system (no MMU, small
memory footprint, filesystem in FLASH memory...) and its port on various
types of processors.
Along with free software for embedded systems, Open Hardware is becoming
more and more important. Open Hardware provides access to all the
specifications of an electronic device design and is reproductible by
everyone. This allows design reuse because one knows how it works. Open
Hardware also increases its life because it can be reused in another use.
The purpose of the "Embedded Systems and Open Hardware" session is to
give the state of the art of free software for embedded systems and Open
Technical topics of this session include but are not limited to:
* Embedded OS Development kernel architecture, implementation and port
for embedded systems
* Embedded Development Tools: tool chains and project cases (tool chain
projects, packaging for cross compilation, portability ...)
* Embedded Linux: µClinux...
* Real-time extensions for Linux: RTLinux, RTAI...
* Hard real-time kernels: eCos, RTEMS, ADEOS, Xenomai...
* Soft Real-time kernels
* Embedded Java
* GUI for embedded systems: Gtk, Qt, Nano/X...
* Linux and System on Chip (SoC)
* Open Hardware, Open design, free IP modules (Intellectual Property)
and softcores: opencores, OpenRISC, NIOS, Microblaze, LEONSparc, FPGA...
Submissions with industrial applications and experiences are specially
Précisions for the speakers:
The conference will last 30 minutes, questions included. Round tables
will be organized.
Synthetic presentations are scheduled to last 20 minutes. PDF versions
of the presentation are not mandatory but they will be greatly
appreciated (with a web online access just after the LSM event, they are
a very useful documentation to the entire community).
If you plan to participate and to propose a presentation, please send as
soon as possible a message to the following address: embarque(a)rmll.info
with a summary of your presentation (and if you can, an english summary
too) no later than 15th march 2009. Feel free to forward this Call For
Presentation everywhere or to everyone you think to be interested in.
We have limited resources for public transportation (only for those who
can not be refunded by their administration) but there is no fees for
the conference and accommodation at very low cost is proposed on the site.
The chairmen of the "Embedded Systems and Open Hardware" for LSM ’09:
Florian Fainelli, Patrice Kadionik, Thomas Petazzoni et Pierre Ficheux.
Patrice Kadionik. F6KQH / F4CUQ
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Just a reminder to everyone that there is not going to be a FAmNA
meeting this evening. The meetings scheduled for February are going to
be on the 3rd and the 17th. Mike McGrath will be joining us on the 3rd
to talk about infrastructure so please try to attend our next meeting
to participate in that discussion.
Here's a conversation I had regarding SCaLE's policy toward bringing children.
13:49 < herlo> I asked a couple days back about kids at scale and
pricing or whatever. I forgot to take #scale-chat of ignore, what is
13:49 < Gareth> Kids are definitely allowed to attend.
13:50 < herlo> sure, and I think it's encouraged no?
13:50 < Gareth> We generally dont charge for them if they're under 16 or so.
13:50 < Gareth> Definitely!
13:50 < herlo> cool, that's what I was after
13:50 < Gareth> We had quite a few last year....they all seemed to
have a good time.
13:50 < herlo> the Fedorans will be sporting a few young'ns around is all
13:50 < Gareth> Good to hear!
13:50 < lcafiero> +1 Gareth
13:50 < herlo> yeah, we have the wii lined up to be used all day if
they get bored
13:52 < herlo> I'm sure we'll have other activities for them. I plan
on bringing scissors and some fedora media boxes for them to build
13:52 < lcafiero> Orv_work may want to do something with this,
press-wise. Some of the other events -- especially Linux World -- are
unfriendly, and it doesn't allow those of us with
kids to attend.
13:52 < herlo> maybe we should also bring some skulladay.com pages
too, that'll entertain them
13:52 < Gareth> yeah. he wrote something up last year too...I'm sure
he'll write something up this year.
13:53 < herlo> we'll watch for it
So this brings to my mind. What can we do to entertain children at
our booth besides the OLPCs?
I think that it'd be fun to have kids come around and make stuff at
our booth. There are tons of good things on make.com and other places
What do you guys think?
So far I have not heard from anyone from the Ambassadors team. I need a
representative to add to the call-in email ASAP.
With the Alpha Release for Fedora 11 scheduled for Tuesday, February 3,
2009, this means it is time to meet again with representatives from each
of the teams to have our release readiness meeting. We usually have
this meeting at 18:00 UTC (13:00 EST) the Wednesday before, which means
next Wednesday, January 28, 2009, is the day.
On Monday, January 26, 2009, I will be sending out the dial-in
information and a meeting reminder to all the attendees.
In the meantime I need to know who will be representing your group at
these meetings for the Fedora 11 meetings. Usually this is the
designated team leader, but I wanted to ask to make sure you coordinate
within your team to make sure someone comes. When responding to this
list, please CC me so that I am sure to see the reply.
This message is going out to the respective mailings lists for these groups:
Hello, what can I do to promote Fedora in the Boston area beyond mentioning
it in a Linux Users Group, free advertising is GREAT but what avenue is
Hudson, MA, USA
Andrew Hutton, organizer of the Linux Symposium (formerly in Ottawa, for the next 2 years in Montreal), has invited Fedora to host some form of event concurrent with this year's Symposium, the week of July 13. There was some positive interest on this when brought up in December, but then it went silent. Is anyone willing to take this on and drive such an event?
Linux Technology Strategist, Dell Office of the CTO
linux.dell.com & www.dell.com/linux
From: Andrew J. Hutton [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Sunday, January 25, 2009 10:48 AM
To: Domsch, Matt
Subject: 2009 Symposium
I would love to pick up on the idea of hosting FedoraCon here in Montreal (I'm actually here for the weekend) and try to get something firmed up if possible.
Hi Gerold, David, Jörg and list!
First of all; Sorry for forwarding a German mail.
However. You, Germans (no offence - of course!); I don't know if you
know the Grazer Linuxtage!? Well, doesn't mind, if you've never been in
Graz, it's time :-P
David, for you it's also a quite long travel, isn't it?
Since my kids have birthday on 24th of April, I'm not sure if I can
visit the Linuxtage this time.
However. Maybe we should just find someone who organizes that Fedora
DVDs are *there*. :-) And some poster/logo - whatever :-)
I'm willing to help as good as I can - of course!