Going to DebConf18!

Jun 30, 2018, by Hugo Lefeuvre.

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I am very happy to announce that I will be able to attend DebConf this year again, thanks to my employer Savoir-faire Linux!

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!

Debian plans

Among others:

In a nutshell: cut down the backlog!

That is an optimistic schedule...

See you in Hsinchu!