Interesting talks at Camp KDE

Published Tuesday April 12th, 2011
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The fourth North American KDE conference has just concluded in San Francisco. Held in co-location with the Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit, more than 45 free software developers joined the camp, participating at 16 interesting talks. I will highlight some of the interesting topics, including a link to all the recorded talks.

Jim Zemlin from Linux Foundation had an excellent talk on The State of the Linux Union. He explained where Linux has expanded or even sky rocketed in market shares the last decade. He spoke about how Linux has gained +90% market share in high performance computing and dominating shares on embedded systems and smart phones. It’s about future Internet and cutting R&D cost by reusing Linux and other open source products. In the talk, Jim also points out how Linux is redefining personal computing, and the move to services.

Thiago Macieira explained the Qt Open Governance progress and how the development of Qt is moving to open governance. People are welcome to join. The process will be fair, transparent, inclusive and meritocratic. It’s about enabling the community to assure its needs are met. Thiago explained the workflow, tooling, the decision making model and roles. There are also interesting questions on how how to bootstrap the open governance operation.

As usual, there are a lot of good technical talks at Camp KDE. Of the talks I saw, I can recommend Ariya Hidayat talking on efficient graphics with Qt and Romain Pokrzywka talking on Kontact Touch on mobile. You can watch the talks at KDE Promo at Youtube.

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Jim says:

Nice. It would be nicer if you can publish the presentation cause it wasn’t very visible in the video.

smoggy says:

Thiago can you please share your presentation. It’s hard to read on the video.

knut.yrvin says:

@Jim. You’re absolutely right. Unfortunately I don’t got the slides from Jim Zemlin. I’ll ask Camp KDE organisers if they can get access, since it’s a part of their event. Regarding Thiago Macieira’s talk, he has prepared two blogs based on the Qt Open Governance talk. It will be published soon. Stay tuned ๐Ÿ™‚

Lilian says:

I didn’t understood right or it is really like this: 23:10 – 23:30 , everybody can approve the code to get in?
For example, I push the code and my fellow right next to me can approve it?

Knut Yrvin says:

* Lilian. Approvers can approve code into Qt. Everyone can try to get their contributions approved by an Approver. Of several new roles and processes, it will be possible to be an Approver not being employed by Qt at Nokia. If the fellow right next to you is an Approver, yes he can approve your code (given that it follows the quality requirements for Qt contributions).

On of the questions after Thiagos presentation was, how to boot up this “new” organisation. Whom appoints and approves Approvers and the other roles … This will be answered in the open governance boot up process. Thiago has prepared several blogs on this. Stay tuned.

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