9 Feb 2011 mjg59   » (Master)

LCA 2011

I'm both back from LCA 2011 and also over the associated brutal jetlag, so if you sent me mail and I still haven't replied then it's fallen down some sort of cliff and you should probably shout at me until I do something about it. LCA was, as usual, excellent. Especially given that the original venue was the same distance above the river as the now somewhat misleadingly described dry dock on the opposite bank.

I did a bunch of talks this year, and they're now all online, so without further ado:

Enterprise power management - a discussion of power management with a focus on enterprise users, given at the plumbers miniconf. LWN did a writeup here, and every time I say "Tera" you should pretend that I'm saying "Giga". I have no good excuse.

Linux license compliance - about the poor observance of the GPL's conditions by vendors, given at the business miniconf. A useful example presented itself in the form of a GPL-violating Android tablet that I bought in literally the first store I went into in Australia this year. Probably also the last appearance of my Knuth t-shirt, because it appears to have several holes in places where it shouldn't.

Making laptops work in Linux - talking about identifying how laptop-specific functionality is wired up, with an emphasis on reverse-engineering ACPI methods to figure out how to make things work. This one was my presentation at the main conference.

The organisers and volunteers deserve incredible gratitude for the way the conference was managed, especially considering that the CBD was underwater a week and a half earlier.

Syndicated 2011-02-09 19:50:21 from Matthew Garrett

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