|| ||Martin Michlmayr - Debian Project Leader <leader-AT-debian.org>|
|| ||Bits from the DPL (conferences)|
|| ||Sat, 14 Feb 2004 19:11:46 +0000|
This is a summary of some conferences I'm going to attend in the next
two weeks. Perhaps I'll have the chance to meet some of you there.
- Open Source World Conference, Malaga, Spain. 18-20 February, 2004.
As part of this conference, a meeting on Debian-based distributions
will take place. The Government of the Junta de Andalucia has
invited representatives from Guadalinex, Linex and SkoleLinux, and
some Debian developers to discuss how we can cooperate more closely
in the future. Better cooperation and integration of various
Debian-based distributions has been a great concern for me for a
while and I hope this meeting will be very fruitful. More
information can be found at http://www.ddeb.org/ddeb
Since Wichert Akkerman will attend this meeting, I have also invited
some Debian developers to discuss the bi-arch issue and find out how
it could be implemented best. At the Open Source World Conference, I
will also take part in a "vision from the gurus" session, along with
Bdale Garbee and others.
- Free and Open Source Software Developers' European Meeting, Brussels,
Belgium. 21-22 February, 2004. http://www.fosdem.org/
We will have a booth at FOSDEM and share a development room with the
Free Java people. We have planned some joint sessions to see how more
of our Java packages can be moved from contrib to main, and there will
be some talks about Debian. Wouter Verhelst posted a schedule .
On Saturday evening, FOSDEM will organize a buffet in which most
speakers and some development rooms will take part. Debian will
take part as well. I've put together a list of Debian-related people
who I know are planning to attend FOSDEM. I just sent an e-mail to
all of them - if you have not received e-mail from me about this and
would like to attend the buffet, please get in touch with me asap.
- Media Innovation Unit - Firenze Tecnologia, February 24-27, 2004.
MIU-FT is involved with DeMuDi - the Debian Multimedia Distribution.
They have invited me for a meeting to discuss the future of DeMuDi.
Furthermore, we will discuss a possible EC (European Commission)
proposal involving Debian. Finally, they organized a workshop/
conference during which I will give a talk about Debian. See 
for more information about the program.
I will arrive in Firenze on Monday, February 23rd, and Christian
Surchi, Davide Puricelli and I were discussing going out for dinner
that evening. If you're interested in joining us, please contact
I hope to see some of you at the conferences!
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