[Members] FOSDEM discussion summary/minutes

Matthew Wild mwild1 at gmail.com
Thu Nov 24 15:55:35 UTC 2011


Hey folks,

Here are the results of last night's FOSDEM meeting in
xsf at muc.xmpp.org, grepped as well I could from an hour and a half of
logs.

The muc.xmpp.org logs are currently unavailable, meanwhile I've
uploaded them here:
http://matthewwild.co.uk/uploads/xsf_fosdem_discussion_20111123.txt

## Devroom

Observations:
 - We have a devroom in the main building on Saturday from at least
10:30 - 18:30.
 - This is much longer than previous years (where we typically only
had the afternoon).
 - We may want to give a shout to the Federated Social Web group who
do not have a devroom.
 - The room has 100 seats.
 - More info on this year's devroom logistics:
https://lists.fosdem.org/pipermail/devroom-managers/2011-November/000000.html
 - Deadline for submitting our devroom schedule is 27th January.
 - May be useful to come up with a list of suggested topics for the
call for participation.

Actions:
 - Everyone: Send suggestions for talk topics to ralphm
 - ralphm: Send out call for talks
 - ralphm: Send out call for potential demos
 - bear: Preparing the 2012 wiki page with a list of talks, etc.

## Stand

Observations:
 - Stands are boring (inferred).
 - Proposal for a "Real-time Lounge" area, with shiny XMPP demos on a projector.
 - Hammocks take up too much space for too few people.
 - Submission deadline for stands is 13th December.
 - Mozilla are keen on FOSDEM, and partnering on things would be beneficial

Actions:
 - ralphm: Contacting FOSDEM folks about lounge idea.
 - bear: Arranging Mozilla partnership.

## Summit

Observations:
 - Do we really need two days again? (no internationalization for
stpeter to entertain with this time)
 - Should we attempt another interop event? They perhaps take more
time than we would have available.
 - Perhaps begin interop testing prior to the event.
 - Planning summit sessions before the day will allow people to choose
what they want to participate in.
 - Network hardware required for interop testing (switch and cables)

Actions:
 - stpeter: Booking Cisco rooms
 - <unassigned (Florian?)>: Bringing network hardware


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