DebConf is the annual conference for Debian contributors and users interested in improving Debian. This year will be the 18th edition and will take place from July 29th to August 5th in Hsinchu, Taiwan.
If my submitted talk is accepted I will speak about GNU Ring, a free communication platform respecting users' privacy and freedoms!
During this presentation I'd like to give a short overview of the Ring project by discussing some of the challenges arising from its development. This is a somewhat unusual way of presenting a free software project, but it fits very well to the case of Ring: As a fully distributed communication platform, Ring encounters all kinds of unexplored questions and there's lots of place for technical innovation. And as a GNU package (Ring is a high priority project of the FSF) developed in a corporate context, Ring is also a very interesting object of study of non-technical nature.
DebConf will be a great opportunity to get some feedback from users, meet the local community and discuss these topics with fellow developers.
I will send a message via Mastodon as soon as the status of my talk is updated. Stay tuned!
- finish to package my current ITPs
- prepare new Debian releases for my packages, especially dlib, orangeassassin, pysolfc and python-qrcode are waiting for a fairly long time now
- work on bug reports I don't have time for currently
- prepare stable backports for some of my packages (bleachbit and pyzor ?)
In a nutshell: cut down the backlog!
That is an optimistic schedule...
See you in Hsinchu!