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Libre Software Meeting // Operating Systems

From: Thomas Petazzoni <thomas.petazzoni@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 10 Jun 2005 14:48:42 +0200

The Libre Software Meeting (LSM) is a yearly event that has been
organized since the year 2000 by the French Free Software Community. LSM
will take place this year in Dijon, from July 5th to July 9th.  It
gathers people from various regions of the world, and comprises both
technical conferences where Free Software developers meet and discuss,
and societal talks about ethical and legal issues relevant to the Free
Software Movement.  Access to the conference is free (as in "free
speech") and free (as in "free beer").  More information is available
from the LSM website:


The "Operating System Design and Implementation" topic this year will
gather a wide range of developers and researchers in this area.  A full
program is available online:


The topics that will be discussed include:

  o the design of flexible OSes, namely the GNU Hurd (by Gaël le
    Mignot), Plan 9 (by Charles Forsyth) and the THINK framework (by
    Juraj Polakovic);

  o improving OS security by design, in EROS (by Jonathan Shapiro, Johns
    Hopkins University) and in the port of the GNU Hurd to the L4
    microkernel (by Marcus Brinkmann);

  o dependability, using open proofs in Coyotos (by Jonathan Shapiro) or
    through device driver isolation (by Joshua LeVasseur, Universität

  o resource management, in particular a novel approach for the GNU Hurd
    on L4 (by Neal Walfield), an evaluation of the Linux memory
    management subsystem (by Mel Gorman), and the "scheduler activation"
    abstraction as a foundation for user-level parallelism (by Vincent

o virtualization with User-Mode-Linux (by Jeff Dike);

  o distributed OSes, namely Kerrighed (by Christine Morin, Renaud
    Lottiaux and Pascal Gallard) and openMosix (by Moshe Bar);

  o the use of high-level and special-purpose programming languages in
    OSes (by Julia Lawall, Ewout Prangsma, Frode Vatvedt Fjeld, Jérémy
    Bobbio and Xavier Grave);

  o the implementation of an OS step-by-step (by David Decotigny and
    Thomas Petazzoni).

Proceedings will be available online after the conference. For more information, please email us at <thomas.petazzoni@xxxxxxxx> and <ludovic.courtes@xxxxxxx>. -- Thomas Petazzoni thomas.petazzoni@xxxxxxxx

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