Here is the sched. Notice a few things. We have left a lot of time for
discussion in important areas. We need discussion leaders in:
o user friendly -- how do we make this nice for users -- they can't use
boot cds! How do we make linuxbios useful for the desktop?
How can we make it more useful for other types of users --
e.g. embedded? What works for users? what doesn't?
o user interface
Should it be open firmware, a la sparc and apple?
bash? efi shell? what should it be?
How should people interact with linuxbios?
o developer friendly -- how do we make linuxbios easier for developers
what makes it hard right now? How can we improve it?
what is the biggest change you'd like to see?
o development model
do we need a Linux-like code vetting and approval process?
how do we manage patches? Who will the gatekeepers be?
how do we ensure that the code base stays pure?
We need ideas.
o developer friendly II (more discussion)
fuse the previous two sessions and try to find the right ideas.
o device object model, table gen
What are we going to do about:
What (if anything) needs to change in the current device model
to make this all work?
o automatic build and test
automatic build is possible, but test? how can we do that?
can people contribute systems at their site so that, when
a new version comes out, we can make sure it is tested?
How far can we automate the process of verifying a new release
Can industry help with this? OSDL?
o programmer's manual
How can we create a manual for new programmers?
o vendor friendly
What are effective and ineffective ways to work with vendors?
what's the value proposition for vendors?
How can we interest more vendors in linuxbios? What's missing?
o efi strategy
How do we address systems such as EFI? Can we, for example,
find a way to run EFI modules under openbios or Linux?
o N-party NDA (or NDAs in general)
How do we address the issues raised by 3-, 4-, and more-way
What I'd like is people to nominate themselves to lead a discussion.
Optionally, several people can nominate themselves and we'll form
panels, where people put forth a position (5 mins) and then we have
discussion on those ideas.
So, we're looking for YOU. Please volunteer. We've come a long way, but
there's more work to be done. You can make the difference.
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