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Speakers and topics for next year for the BLU

Speakers, Topics?
Embedded Linux, now,
BEFORE the ESC conference



> From: David Kramer <david at>
> Date: 2004/12/20 Mon PM 01:54:25 EST
> To: discuss at
> Subject: Re: Speakers and topics for next year for the BLU
> On Mon, 20 Dec 2004, Jerry Feldman wrote:
> > We're looking for ideas for speakers and topics for next year. 
> > I'd like to have someone who can talk about the different virtual machines, 
> > such as VMWare, Win4Lin, Plex86, and others that might be relevant. 
> Nice.  We should look into this.
> > I'm talking to Novell to see if I can get someone from Novell to speak, 
> > especially since Novell moved its headquarters to Waltham and Ximian is 
> > just a few blocks away from MIT.
> Any particular topic, or just a "what are we up to, and buy our stuff"?
> > A few people suggested a meeting on POSIX thread programming (I agree to 
> > present this if I was unable to get Dave Butenhof). Embedded Linux is 
> > another topic we've had before, but is of interest. 
> If this topic is of interest to many, maybe we can expand it to cover 
> different languages, like C++ and Java.  I've done some thread programming 
> in Java and might be able to put together a presentation on it if I have 
> the time and there is interest.
> > Another area I'd like to explore is areas where Linux is used in products, 
> > but we never see, such as telephone switches. 
> I like it.  Maybe some talk on Embedded Linux.  Maybe we can get someone 
> down for that.  We may want to hold that off until Sep/Oct after the 
> Embedded Systems Conference in September 12-15.
> Question: Would people interested in embedded Linux rather have a talk 
> about it BEFORE the ESC conference to learn if they are interested in it, 
> or AFTER the ESC conference when there might be more content?
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