Re: bettering open source involvement

Dave Taht <dave.taht@gmail.com> Tue, 02 August 2016 07:37 UTC

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From: Dave Taht <dave.taht@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 2 Aug 2016 09:37:54 +0200
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Subject: Re: bettering open source involvement
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On Thu, Jul 28, 2016 at 12:51 PM, Riccardo Bernardini
<framefritti@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>
> On Thu, Jul 28, 2016 at 10:56 AM, Dave Taht <dave.taht@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> At both ietf and BBF this past week a frequent topic of conversation
>> was how to get more open source involvement in standards orgs...
>>
>> ... and one counter-thrust of mine has always been to get more
>> standards org members involved in open source, because that dialog has
>> to go both ways.
>>
>> I thought I would point at several useful upcoming conferences in the
>> hope that perhaps there would be some members of ietf/isoc "out there"
>> planning some outreach in this regard.
>>
>> https://www.linuxplumbersconf.org/2016/ proposals closed I think
>>
>> https://linux.conf.au/proposals/ CFP due aug 5
>>
>>
>> http://finance.yahoo.com/news/program-announced-embedded-linux-conference-130000509.html
>>
>> http://netdevconf.org/1.2/
>>
>> That is just the first 4 that came to mind, and they are respectively,
>> in america, australia, berlin, and japan. There are approximately 1
>> zillion other conferences in that world that an ietf/isoc/bbf/etc
>> member might find interesting, or have something of their org they'd
>> like to get in front of a wider audience.
>
>
> Just my 2.0e-2...
>
> I have direct experience with FOSDEM (https://fosdem.org/2017/) that is held
> every year end of January/beginning of February in Bruxelles.
> Personally, I like it, I find it very active (~5000 participants/year) and
> refreshing (after a year buzz-wording).  Joking I say that it looks almost
> like IETF's incubator... :-) (the density of geeks per square meter is
> similar :-)

The ratio of ietf participants to users and devices on the internet is
at an all-time low. The problems are swamping us all.

A joint meeting of many of the organizations concerned with the future
of the internet could fit into that room.

> The call for contribution has been opened just one week ago.
>
>
>>
>>
>> The best list I know of, is here:
>>
>> http://lwn.net/Calendar/
>>
>>
>> --
>> Dave Täht
>> Let's go make home routers and wifi faster! With better software!
>> http://blog.cerowrt.org
>>
>



-- 
Dave Täht
Let's go make home routers and wifi faster! With better software!
http://blog.cerowrt.org