Draft of FOSDEM DevRoom Call for Papers

Italo Vignoli italo at italovignoli.com
Thu Oct 26 22:14:11 UTC 2017

I will publish it on Sunday on FOSDEM lists, and on TDF blog. It is
almost identical to last year's Call for Papers.


FOSDEM is one of the largest gatherings of Free Software contributors in
the world and happens each year in Brussels (Belgium) at the ULB Campus
Solbosch. In 2018, it will be held on Saturday, February 3, and Sunday,
February 4.

As usual, the Open Document Editors DevRoom will be jointly organized by
Apache OpenOffice and LibreOffice, on Saturday, February 3 (from 10:30AM
to 6:30PM, room AW1.120). The shared devroom gives every project in this
area a chance to present ODF related developments and innovations.

We are now inviting proposals for talks about Open Document Editors or
the ODF standard document format, on topics such as code, localization,
QA, UX, tools, extensions and adoption related cases. This is a unique
opportunity to show new ideas and developments to a wide technical
audience. Please do keep in mind, though, that product pitches are not
allowed at FOSDEM.

Length of talks should be limited to a maximum of 30 minutes, as we
would like to have questions after each presentation, and to fit as many
presenters as possible in the schedule. Exceptions must be explicitly
requested and justified. You may be assigned LESS time than you request.

All submissions have to be made in the Pentabarf event planning tool:

While filing your proposal, please provide the title of your talk, a
short abstract (one or two paragraphs), some information about yourself
(name, bio and photo, but please do remember that your profile might be
already stored at Pentabarf).

To submit your talk, click on “Create Event”, then make sure to select
the “Open Document Editors” devroom as the “Track”. Otherwise, your talk
will not be even considered for any devroom at all.

If you already have a Pentabarf account from a previous year, even if
your talk was not accepted, please reuse it. Create an account if, and
only if, you don’t have one from a previous year. If you have any issues
with Pentabarf, please contact ode-devroom-manager at fosdem.org.

The deadline is Monday, December 4th, 2017. Accepted speakers will be
notified by Monday, December 11th, 2017. The schedule will be published
before Friday, December 15, 2017.

Recording Permission

The talks in the Open Document Editors DevRoom will be audio and video
recorded, and possibly streamed live too.

In the “Submission notes” field, please indicate that you agree to have
your presentation recorded and published under the same license as all
FOSDEM content (CC-BY). For example: “If my speech is accepted for
FOSDEM, I hereby agree to be recorded and to have recordings - including
slides and other presentation related documents - published under the
Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) 4.0 International License.
Sincerely, Name”.

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