Please note, this is a private event and not part of the main conference.
GNU Hackers' Meeting Attendees
Please list your name and the project you are involved with here. Don't forget to also RSVP for the rest of the LibrePlanet conference at LibrePlanet2010.
- Richard Stallman -- Founder of GNU, FSF president
- John Sullivan -- FSF, GNU Advisory Committee, GNU Webmaster
- Matt Lee -- FSF, GNU FM, GNU social, GNU network, GNU Webmaster
- Felipe Sanches (São Paulo, Brazil) -- GNU LibreDWG maintainer and Inkscape developer
- Chong Yidong -- GNU Emacs maintainer (arriving Friday evening)
- Rodrigo Rodrigues da Silva (São Paulo, Brazil) -- GNU LibreDWG maintainer
- John Gilmore -- GNU
- Brian Gough -- GNU maintainer (GNU Scientific Library), GNU Advisory Committee
- Michael J. Flickinger -- Savannah
- John W. Eaton (GNU Octave maintainer)
- Giuseppe Scrivano -- GNU
- David Sugar -- GNU Telephony
- Aubrey Jaffer -- JACAL, SLIB, WB, SCM maintainer/developer
- Anand Babu Periasamy (GNU Maintainer, FSF-India Board Member)
- Clint Adams -- GNU FM
- Robert Collins - Bazaar
- Rob Savoye - Gnash Maintainer
- Steven DuBois - GNU Generation
- Rob Myers -- GNU Chief Webmaster, GNU FM
- Max Shinn, GNU Generation
- Ian Denhardt, GNU social
- Sean Corbett, GNU social
- Ken Raeburn, GNU Emacs and Guile contributor
- Jonathan Finger, WB
- Jeremy Anderson, bug testing for Source Mage GNU/Linux and Lunar GNU/Linux. as with others.
NB: Please bring enough printouts of your GPG key fingerprint for everyone for the keysigning.
- Thursday 18 March
This is an event for GNU Hackers only.
This will be taking place at Bhindi Bazaar at 95 Massachusetts Ave, Boston, MA 02115, roughly 7:30pm.
They have a wide range of Indian food, as well as various beers and wines.
The restaurant is easily accessible via the Green (Hynes Convention Center stop) and Orange Lines (Back Bay) as well as the #1 bus.
If you have trouble finding us, you can call John Sullivan at 617 388 8344.
- Friday 19 - The GHM meeting day
- 9:00am Registration, breakfast, coffee
- 10:00am Opening session
- 11:00am Update Talks
- GNU Telephony - David Sugar
- GNU Bazaar - RobertCollins
- Icecat - Giuseppe Scrivano
- gnu.org -- Rob Myers
- GNU FM - Matt Lee
- Cross Platform - Aubrey Jaffer
- Discussion session - Free Network Services
- 5:30pm finish
- Saturday 20
- LibrePlanet Day 2 - LibrePlanet keynotes and other talks
- 10.15am - 11.10am — John Gilmore — We're done cloning Unix, what next?
- 4:20pm - 5.30pm — Richard M. Stallman — "Free network services policy" plus free software awards
- Sunday 21
- LibrePlanet Day 3 - LibrePlanet keynotes and other talks
- 10.30am - 11.30am — Mako Hill, Matt Lee and Bradley M. Kuhn — Free Network Services
- 11.30am - 12.15am David Sugar
- Presentations by GNU hackers
- video/audio recording
Suggestions for Agenda
If you have ideas for the way the meeting should be structured, feel free to discuss them here.
- Introductory session - getting to know other attendees
- Discussion session(s)
- Discussion of Conduit and other possibilities for encrypted syncing between machines
- Software as a Service statement and GNU network service team
As of now, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com if you want to give a talk on the Friday.
- Overview of Savannah (Michael J. Flickinger)
- Cross-Platform Extreme: The Schlep Toolchains (Aubrey Jaffer)
- GNU FM -- music freedom
- Replacing Skype (Dave Sugar)
- Better Color-Name Dictionaries (Aubrey Jaffer)
-- Please also note that there is a space on Sunday for GNU Hackers to talk... if you'd like to give a short 20-40 minute talk to everyone at the conference, this is also an option.
The FSF will be hosting the US's first GNU Hackers' Meeting on March 18th-21st, 2010, simultaneous with our larger LibrePlanet conference in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
The GNU Hackers' Meetings are informal meetings for GNU maintainers and active contributors. This meeting will feature:
- An introductory social event on the evening of the 18th.
- A full day of GNU presentations, discussion, and hacking on the 19th.
- Two days of events integrated with the LibrePlanet conference on the 20th and 21st, including opportunities for maintainers and developers to give talks on their projects to attendees.
This meeting follows in the footsteps of three previous successful European meetings (see <http://www.gnu.org/ghm/> for a history). They've been a great way for GNU hackers to meet each other, get productive work done, and generate new ideas for how to improve the overall project.
GNU maintainers and active developers can attend both the GNU Hackers' Meeting and the rest of LibrePlanet at no charge, but RSVPs are requested. The easiest way to RSVP for the events is to add your name to both <http://groups.fsf.org/wiki/LibrePlanet2010> and <http://groups.fsf.org/wiki/LibrePlanet2010/GNUHackersMeeting>. If you'd rather that info not be public, you can also RSVP by email to <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
As GNU developers, your work is invaluable. If in addition to programming skills you have some financial resources, we hope you will support this event and the rest of the work the FSF does to support the GNU Project by becoming a $120/year member at <http://fsf.org/join>.
Please subscribe to the mailing list at <http://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/ghm-discuss>, to receive further updates and to discuss possible agendas.
Looking forward to seeing all of you in Cambridge, and happy hacking!