The Libre Software Meeting, now in its 12th year, is an annual French gathering of Free Software enthusiasts. Over 4 or 5 days it features several conferences and discussions about a wide range of topics, as seen on the schedule. LSM changes location each year; this year’s event is in Strasbourg in the east of France from the 9th to the 14th of July, and Mageia people will be speaking about our project.
Anne will be speaking at the “Forker et construire en 10 leçons” session on Tuesday morning, in the “Community” track about the project as a whole, basing her presentation on the one she did for LinuxTag. She’ll be talking about what we’ve learned during Mageia’s first year, and sharing our discoveries with our fellow community members.
Our second presentation, by yours truly, will be in the afternoon in the “System Administration” track; this one is about the inner workings and gory details of the infrastructure of a Linux distribution. I’ll be offering a unique view under the hood of the
project, talking about the way we tried to create a sustainable and transparent team of volunteers.
Both talks will be in French.
Any self-respecting Free Software event would be incomplete without an association village. LSM’s attractiveness also comes from the variety of booths; they range from the usual Free systems and software such as Debian, GNOME, etc to associative ISPs like FDN, regional LUGs and others – see here for the complete list.
We will be present to show Mageia to visitors – and to discuss it all with passers-by, Mageia users and other community members. Some of us have been here before under other names in previous years, so we’re well prepared!
Since one of our core values is co-operation with others’ projects, we have decided to share our booth with the French Fedora Ambassadors and the members of the French OpenSUSE community, to share the logistics of taking care of a booth. For example, this will let everyone go to eat with the assurance that someone is watching over our stuff, or to use one car instead of duplicating our efforts.
We’d really like to see you there – LSM is a great conference with something for everyone, and we’d love it if you come to our presentations, and drop by our booth to chat with Mageia people.
See you at LSM!