FSCONS 2010/Old Planning

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6-7th of November 2010

Coordination meeting dates

Meetings will take place on IRC, channel #fscons on FreeNode at 14.00 the 1st, 11th and 21st of every month, starting at the 1st of April. All times indicated are CEST. The first meetings are thus:

  • Monday 1st of April 14:00
  • Sunday 11th of April 14:00
  • Wednesday 21st of April 14:00
  • Saturday 1st of May 14:00
  • Tuesday 11th of May 14:00
  • Friday 21st of May 14:00

Organisation Groups


Who's involved?

Right now, the following people are involved in the organisation, listed with their involvement in various parts of the conference. If you're interested in one particular part, please get in touch with the person listed as coordinator for that, or click the heading for that part to go to the more detailed information about it. For instance, the W3 group has several areas of responsibility under it.

Name and affiliation Contact address Themes
Jonas Öberg, FFKP jonas@ffkp.se C X X X X X X X X X X X
Henrik Sandklef, FFKP henrik@ffkp.se X X X C C X X
Jeremiah C. Foster jeremiah@jeremiahfoster.com X X
Øystein B. Jakobsen oystein.jakobsen@fribit.no X X
Patrik Willard patrik@gnutiken.se C


  • X - Participating
  • C - Coordinating


These are the five themes that we currently have planned, or are in the process of planning, for FSCONS 2010. If you have an idea for a new theme, or want to help out with organising one of the below themes (as a coordinator or volunteer), please contact us at info@fscons.org.

Theme Description Coordinator
Embedded Linux The use of Linux and free software generally in embedded systems is increasing exponentially. In some ways, it's more common than not to use free software when developing new devices. Moving through the seven layers of the OSI model, this theme explores modern embedded systems, from the physical layer to the applications. Henrik Sandklef
Infrastructure Monitoring Long ago, it was common for users to report when a system was not working. Today, we expect our administrators to discover before the users does that a system is not working properly, and we want to collect statistical data to ensure that service-level agreements requiring a 99,95% availability is being met. Nagios, Cacti, OpenNMS and Zabbix have all grown in importance during the last couple of years as a result of the increasing requirements of infrastructure monitoring, as well as the increasing complexity of the same. What does the future look like for these tools, and what are the current trends in monitoring systems? These are all key questions for this theme.
Core Development Underpinning the applications we see in front of us is a complex layer of supporting libraries and applications. Gnome would not work without its corresponding library. KDE has its kdelibs. Name any free software project and find a corresponding layer of supporting libraries under it; from low level libraries like the GNU C Library to high level graphical libraries. This theme will focus on unwrapping the complex onion of supporting libraries and discover what lies beneath.
Net Neutrality and Openness The "FRA Law", ECHELON and Onyx all raise questions about privacy on the Internet and the necessity of darknets, onion routing via TOR, and other techniques for protecting citizens rights online. This is being amplified by the introduction of data retention directives and other means of policing the Internet. While governments are said to promote an inclusive global agenda, with the Internet as one of its key components, their actions are in many ways contradictory and seem to move more in the direction of stifling innovation and discouraging openness. What can we as citizens do to protect our rights, and how can we increase the competency of governments to make informed decisions?
Making Things Reprep is a "rapid prototyping system that is capable of producing its own parts and can therefore be replicated easily". The philosophy of the free software movement: being able to use, share and improve software, gets a real life counterpart in the Hackerspaces, Fablab, Makerbot, Reprep and Open Source Ecology communities. Turning every citizen into a creator is a central issue of this theme, which will explore both the underlying philosophy as well as the actual means of creation.


Saturday 6th of November

Room 10.00-10.30 10.45-11.15 11.30-12.00 12.00-13.15 13.15-14.00 14.15-15.00 15.15-16.00 16.15-17.00 17.15-18.00
Room 1 LUNCH Keynote
Room 2
Room 3

Sunday 7th of November

Room 10.00-10.30 10.45-11.15 11.30-12.00 12.00-13.15 13.15-14.00 14.15-15.00 15.15-16.00 16.15-17.00 17.15-18.00
Room 1 LUNCH Keynote
Room 2
Room 3