Conservancy News Round-up June
byon June 28, 2019
Summer in the northern hemisphere means lots and lots of busy time with interns and quite a few FOSS events. We've got plenty of blog posts for your edifying summer reading and plenty of opportunities to catch up with Conservancy folks in person.
New FAIFcast episode: Bradley and Karen enjoy and discuss Molly De Blanc's keynote at the first annual CopyleftConf, entitled The Margins of Software Freedom, followed by an exclusive interview with Molly! This show was released on May 31st, 2019.
OSCON in Portland next month
We've got our pub night, two talks by staff and two days of expo floor. We hope to see you there!
Monday, July 15thJoin us from 7pm -10pm at McMenamin's Broadway Pub! The address is 1504 NE Broadway St, and it's about a 20 minute walk (or an 11 minute bus ride) from the Oregon Convention Center. Deb and Bradley will be there to meet with Supporters and to talk about software freedom! There is nothing we'd like more than to spend an evening talking about the future of free software and its toughest problems with supporters and friends. Light snacks will be provided.
Expo Hall Hours
- Wednesday, July 17: 10:15am – 5:45pm / 5:45pm – 7:00pm (Sponsor Reception)
- Thursday, July 18: 10:15am – 4:15pm
Volunteers are essential to the success of a booth at a large event like OSCON. Let us know if you can help out by committing to a few hours of booth time. We'd really appreciate it!
Wednesday, July 17Deb Nicholson, "FOSS governance: The good, the bad, and the ugly" at 2:35pm–3:15pm
Thursday, July 18Bradley Kuhn, "If open source isn't sustainable, maybe software freedom is?" at 1:45pm–2:25pm
More upcoming talks from staff
Bradley Kuhn, our Distinguished Technologist will be at the Ninth Annual RacketCon in Salt Lake City, Utah, on July 13 & 14, where he will give a talk titled, "Conservancy and Racket: What We Can Do Together!"
The 20th Debian Conference will be held in Curitiba, Brazil, from July 21st to 28th, 2019. Our Director of Community Operations, Deb Nicholson is giving two talks there and will be around for formal and informal discussions.
Deb is also speaking at the Mid-Atlantic Developer Conference on August 1st.
Our Executive Director, Karen Sandler, will be a featured speaker at Abstractions on August 21-23, 2019 in Pittsburgh, PA
Bradley is keynoting the 8th edition of Kernel Recipes in Paris on September 26 & 27. Conservancy is this year's featured non-profit beneficiary. Registration opened this week.
Outreachy: Blogs from this year's amazing interns
- The Mercurial Commands That Saved My Workflow By Danielle Leblanc-Cyr
- Outreachy : Understanding my project and contributing to Mozilla by Nupur Baghel
- Let’s talk mUzima by Priscillah
- Outreachy Week 5: What is debci? by Candy Tsai
- Outreachy Internship: Improve suricata-update by Vagisha Gupta
- Jaegertracing in Ceph 101 and my struggles till now by deepika
GSoC students are also working on Conservancy projects this summer
- Ghidra firmware utilities, week 5 by Asami (at Coreboot)
- Google Summer of Code ’19 With phpMyAdmin by Apoorv Khare
Even more code!
- Backdrop 1.13 Released
- BusyBox 1.31.0 (unstable)
- Security fix: phpMyAdmin 4.9.0 is released
- Samba 4.10.5 Available for Download
- Twisted 19.2.1 Released
- Wine 4.11 Released
Our Member Projects Have Been Busy
- Reproducible Builds in May 2019
- WebRTC support, progress report #3, includes tutorials, demos and a peek at future work.
- Homebrew shared some nice pictures from their first-ever maintainers meeting!
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