Pieter Hintjens, the current president of the FFII will give us an update on the current state of things regarding software patents in Europe.
The fight is not over, and the FFII is still hard at work.
by Jim Gettys
by Simon Phipps
AIGLX is a new feature in the Xorg X server, which lets the server use hardware 3D drivers to accelerate indirect GLX rendering. This enables Open GL based compositing managers such as compiz and beryl to efficiently use the pixel contents of a window as an Open GL texture.
Finally, Kristian will show us some of the bottlenecks and feature regressions of the AIGLX approach and how new developments in the open source 3D stack can help address these problems.
by Andrew Morton
Andrew will present a broad look at the trends in recent changes in the Linux kernel: what areas of kernel functionality are people working on, and what changes can we expect to see over the next year ?
This feature-by-feature walk-through will be tied to an examination of the motivations of the kernel contributors: why do particular individuals and organizations choose particular things to work upon ?
He will also examine areas of the kernel which are arguably suffering from some neglect, the reasons for this and some possible corrective actions which might be taken.
Andrew will finish with a discussion of the importance of individual testers to the kernel development effort, as well as a look at the steps which a kernel tester should take to maximize the effectiveness of his or her contribution to the kernel.
24th–25th February 2007