Welcome to this web site, where the organization of the Distro Summit at LCA 2010 happens.


The Distro Summit 2010 takes place on Monday, 18 January 2010 in the Civic Suite 3 in the Wellington Town Hall.

The Distro Summit 2010 is a one-day developer conference with a strong focus on collaboration between free software distributions hosted at the linux.conf.au 2010. In addition to a schedule of technical, social and policy talks, the Distro Summit provides an opportunity for developers, contributors and other interested people to meet in person and work together more closely.

Previous similar events have featured speakers from around the world. They have also been extremely beneficial for developing key free software software components and for improving collaboration and sharing between the different distributions.

Target Audience

The Distro Summit is (mainly) a technical event, but this does not mean that the only target audience are developers and maintainers of free software distributions: the event will feature talks that range from the development to real-world use cases, going through marketing and the social aspects of the maintenance of free software distributions.


The Distro Summit 2010 takes place on Monday, 18 January 2010 in the Civic Suite 3 in the Wellington Town Hall.

Time Speaker Title
09:00 LCA organisers Welcome presentation
10:00   Morning tea
10:30 Lucas Nussbaum Quality assurance in Debian
10:55 Bdale Garbee The state of the LSB
11:30 Martin F. Krafft vcs-pkg.org
12:15   Lunch
13:30 Michael Homer Integrating domain-specific package managers with distribution package management systems
13:55 Scott James Remnant Cutting down boot times
14:30 Laszlo Peter Source Juicer
15:15   Afternoon tea
15:45 Dustin Kirkland At First I was Afraid, I was Petrified… of Launchpad
16:30 Lucas Nussbaum The relationship between Debian and Ubuntu


The Distro Summit 2010 is organized by Fabio Tranchitella and Martin F. Krafft.

Time line

  • Call for papers opens: Friday 4 September 2009
  • Call for papers ends: Sunday 18 October 2009
  • Announcing the schedule: Friday 23 October 2009
  • Conference begins: Monday 18 January 2010


An updated version of this document is always available at the Distro Summit website.

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