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Date:   Mon, 18 May 2020 21:42:40 -0500
From:   Frank Rowand <>
To:     "Theodore Y. Ts'o" <>,,,,,,
Subject: Re: Maintainers / Kernel Summit 2020 planning kick-off


On 5/15/20 11:39 AM, Theodore Y. Ts'o wrote:
> [ Feel free to forward this to other Linux kernel mailing lists as
>   appropriate -- Ted ]

Hi Ted,

Can you please add to future
related emails?



> This year, the Maintainers and Kernel Summit will NOT be held in
> Halifax, August 25 -- 28th, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
> Instead, we will be pursuing a virtual conference format for both the
> Maintainers and Kernel Summit, around the last week of August.
> As in previous years, the Maintainers Summit is invite-only, where the
> primary focus will be process issues around Linux Kernel Development.
> It will be limited to 30 invitees and a handful of sponsored
> attendees.
> The Kernel Summit is organized as a track which is run in parallel
> with the other tracks at the Linux Plumbers Conference (LPC), and is
> open to all registered attendees of LPC.
> Linus will be generating a core list of people to be invited to the
> Maintainers Summit.  The top ten people from that list will receive
> invites, and then program committee will use the rest of Linus's list
> as a starting point of people to be considered.  People who suggest
> topics that should be discussed at the Maintainers Summit will also
> be added to the list for consideration.  To make topic suggestions for
> the Maintainers Summit, please send e-mail to the
> list with a subject prefix
> The other job of the program committee will be to organize the program
> for the Kernel Summit.  The goal of the Kernel Summit track will be to
> provide a forum to discuss specific technical issues that would be
> easier to resolve in person than over e-mail.  The program committee
> will also consider "information sharing" topics if they are clearly of
> interest to the wider development community (i.e., advanced training
> in topics that would be useful to kernel developers).
> To suggest a topic for the Kernel Summit, please do two things.
> First, please tag your e-mail with [TECH TOPIC].  As before, please
> use a separate e-mail for each topic, and send the topic suggestions
> to the ksummit-discuss list.
> Secondly, please create a topic at the Linux Plumbers Conference
> proposal submission site and target it to the Kernel Summit track.
> For your convenience you can use:
> Please do both steps.  I'll try to notice if someone forgets one or
> the other, but your chances of making sure your proposal gets the
> necessary attention and consideration are maximized by submitting both
> to the mailing list and the web site.
> People who submit topic suggestions before June 15th and which are
> accepted, will be given free admission to the Linux Plumbers
> Conference.
> We will be reserving roughly half of the Kernel Summit slots for
> last-minute discussions that will be scheduled during the week of
> Plumbers, in an "unconference style".  This allows last-minute ideas
> that come up to be given given slots for discussion.
> If you were not subscribed on to the kernel-discuss mailing list from
> last year (or if you had removed yourself after the kernel summit),
> you can subscribe to the discuss list using mailman:
> The program committee this year is composed of the following people:
> Greg Kroah-Hartman
> Jens Axboe
> Jon Corbet
> Ted Ts'o
> Thomas Gleixner

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