Gentoo on FOSDEM 2011

Now that FOSDEM 2011 has finished and I’m back to Portugal, I thought I should write a few words about our presence there.
Like on the last few years, we were fortunate enough to have a very good presence there with many Gentoo developers attending the event. It was very rewarding to meet again everyone that I’ve met in the past 2 years and to meet all those that were there for their first time or that I met for the first time. We had 26 people for the Saturday dinner. Thank you very much Guy Martin (gmsoft) for saving us after the plans for the 2 other restaurants got busted. This time we also got 16 people for the Sunday dinner.
I think the discussions we had in our talks were very interesting and look forward to continue them with the rest of the community. So let’s see where we go with Roy’s proposal to reform the Foundation and to open up the community, if we can find new ways to promote Gentoo and, of particular interest to me, if we get more automation in Gentoo. I’ll try to do some work with Andrew and Raúl in the Release Engineering team to address some of the issues that I talked about in my “Releng and catalyst” presentation. I will also try to resume the discussion I started from council with the arch teams to identify hardware requirements and asking for input about arch work. With some contacts we established in FOSDEM, I hope we can soon have more “horse power” for the arch work and that we can have automated testing systems.
In case you weren’t able to attend our talks at FOSDEM or that you want to review them again, thanks to the great work of the OpenSuSE TV team, you can check them at YouTube:

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  1. THAAAAAANKS! I was at FOSDEM but couldn’t assist to Gentoo talks due to a last minute meeting and I was about to search speakers emails to get the slides. Thaaaanks!

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