Bdale Garbee

Bdale is... well... Bdale.

Accepted Talks:

Panel discussion, aimed at the general public and more technical participants alike.

The panel will discuss the open hardware movement, and how it fits in with Smart Homes. It will highlight and discuss the futurology, trends, and challenges. Challenges include security, the role of big vendors, the requirement for a more powerful platform, competing interests and the role of industrial providers.

The panel will be hosted by Bernelle Verster, and panelists include Andy Simpkins and others. (Please get in touch if you want to be on the panel too)

Software in the Public Interest is the legal and financial umbrella organization providing services to Debian in the United States. This session will provide an opportunity to meet the members of the SPI board attending Debconf, hear a brief update on the organization's activities in the last year, and get your questions answered.

A friendly introduction to free software, open source, and Debian, with an opportunity for the audience to ask questions.

Bdale and Keith have been working on the design of an inexpensive yet robust, completely open design, hardware random number generator. At Debconf in Portland two years ago, Tom Marble gave a talk about the earliest prototypes and then state of the project. Happily, we now have a design we consider worthy of taking to production. This talk will describe the hardware design, kernel device driver, and current production status of Chaoskey.