2023 02 04 Fosdem Devroom

Image-Based Linux and Secure/Measured Boot Devroom @ FOSDEM 23 #

The UAPI group, a community for people with an interest in innovating how we build, deploy, run, and update modern security-focused Linux operating systems, will host a devroom at FOSDEM 2023. A “devroom” (a FOSDEM term) is a co-located mini-conference with its own separate track.

FOSDEM is a free event for software developers to meet, share ideas and collaborate. It takes place on February 4 and 5 at the ULB Solbosch Campus in Brussels, Belgium. Learn more at https://fosdem.org/2023/.

Our half-day devroom will open on Saturday morning and close at noon. Drop in for talks on Image-based Linux and secure / attestable systems, and for a chat with UAPI folks.

Call for Participation

We are looking for your talk proposals!
Talks are 20 minutes, on-site.
CfP deadline is Saturday, Dec 10, 2022.

Topics include:

  • Image-based Linux distributions: intro, concepts, updates, differences with other distros
  • OS and kernel image formats
  • Cross-distro specifications and standards (e.g.: https://uapi-group.org)
  • Trustable boot, device attestation, TPM usage and tooling
  • A/B update implementations

as well as topics related to the above.

To apply:

  1. Go to https://penta.fosdem.org/submission/FOSDEM23/event/new and fill in the proposal form. If you don’t have an account yet, create one first.
  2. In the submission form, make sure to select
    Track: “Image-Based Linux and Secure/Measured Boot Devroom”
    Event type: Presentation
    Duration: 20 minutes
  3. Add an abstract to both describe and to promote your talk.
  4. Add / update your speaker bio at https://penta.fosdem.org/submission/FOSDEM23/person

Proposals will be accepted based on your abstract and speaker bio, please make sure both are in good shape!