This month the TAB approved the planning committee group for the 2015 Linux Plumbers Conference, and discussed the quality of presentation proposals being accepted for Linux Foundation events.
1) Board meeting recap
Grant provided a brief report from the Linux Foundation board meeting.
2) Linux Plumbers Conference
It was suggested that, in future versions of the LPC, it would be good
to have a clearer division of responsibilities between the organizing
committee and the LF. That said, things seemed to work reasonably well
The 2015 proposal from the group headed by James Bottomley was reviewed
and accepted unanimously (with one abstention).
3) Project updates
Critical Infrastructure Initiative: no news
Testing: was presented at the board meeting, nothing new
UEFI: [UEFI discussions are under NDA]
4) Quality of Conference Presentations
Some concern was expressed about the presentations being accepted for
Linux Foundations events. At the last event in Dusseldorf there was a
presentation about GPFS, a proprietary technology, and another where the
presenter clearly did not have a solid grasp of the subject matter. It
was asked on whether or not the TAB can provide additional technical
scrutiny on the incoming proposals.
However, after some discussion it was concluded that generally the
quality of presentations is high. In an event the size of LinuxCon and
ELC, it is inevitable for one or two poor choices to slip in. That it
happens is not an indicator of a larger problem, but the TAB is
certainly available to LF program committees whenever there are
questions about a proposal.