Linux Boot Architecture coordination meeting
grant.likely at secretlab.ca
Wed Jun 8 20:32:29 UTC 2011
Following up from the decisions made at UDS last month, we need to
organize a boot architecture coordination meeting. Currently the
proposal is to hold a meeting either as part of the Linaro platform
sprint in the week on August 1-5, 2011, or in the weekend between
the platform sprint and the ARM Partners Meeting the week after.
Personally, my preference is to schedule a full day meeting on Friday,
Aug 5 as part of the platform sprint, but I'd like to get some
feedback before settling on that date.
Right now I'm in the process of organizing the information and topics
which were discussed during UDS and get them out onto the Linaro wiki.
Expect to see some early draft documents showing up late this week or
early next week. After that, I'm going to be soliciting feedback and
help to make them reflect the priorities and requirements that Linux
vendors, users and developers have for the boot architecture. By the
time the Linaro platform sprint rolls around, we should have a solid
set of documents covering both requirements and a draft boot
architecture. At the boot architecture meeting, my goal is to first
come to agreement on the general approach and draft design, second to
make decisions about how the boot architecture fits in with existing
technologies like Fastboot, UEFI and U-Boot, and third to kick off
work on implementation and detailed design.
In order to be successful, we need to make sure the appropriate people
are involved. I've started by sending this email to the people who I
know are interested in the topic, but I know I've missed folks. I'm
also going to cc: the boot-architecture at lists.linaro.org for any
boot architecture traffic. Please let me know if there is anybody
else that I should be inviting. In addition to the meeting in August,
I'm considering a regular boot architecture conference call as part of
the document drafting process, so I'd like to put together a list of
critical stakeholders by the end of next week.
Grant Likely, B.Sc., P.Eng.
Secret Lab Technologies Ltd.
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