Posts Tagged ‘Event’

Le programme de la FLOSSCon v0 est disponible !!


Suite à l’examen des diverses soumissions reçues pour notre première FLOSSCon v0, le CA de l’association FLOSSITA a validé les présentations retenues pour l’événement et a publié le programme de la journée du vendredi 19 janvier qui est gracieusement hébergé par mon employeur Hewlett Packard Enterprise.

Tous les détails, notamment les noms des intervenants et les résumés sont disponibles en ligne. Inscrivez-vous sur notre site pour que nous adaptions au mieux la logistique et si vous voulez assister à un atelier, venez avec votre ordinateur pour pratiquer !

N’hésitez pas à en parler aussi autour de vous, et au plaisir de vous y rencontrer 🙂

Nous attendons encore confirmation de la disponibilité d’une salle pour le samedi 20, et en cas de réponse positive, nous organiserons également des sessions large public ce jour-là. A suivre !


Le Logiciel Libre au Festival Transfo


Bon, maintenant, vous devriez tous savoir qu’il y a cette semaine un Festival Transfo sur Grenoble et les environs !

Mais plus intéressant, il y a plusieurs événements en lien avec le libre dans le cadre du festival:

Comme vous le voyez, il y aura de quoi faire lors de cette semaine consacrée à la transformation numérique, qui bien évidemment, n’a aucune chance de réaliser sans le recours aux logiciels libres 😉

Venez nombreux !

La FLOSSCon v0 est sur les rails


Bonjour et bonne année à ceux que je n’ai pas encore croisé.

Alors, oui c’est un peu fou, mais c’est parti pour un petit FLOSSCon v0 les 19 (et peut-être 20) janvier.
L’annonce est maintenant disponible sur le site du festival transfo, donc nous existons 😉

Nous avons maintenant un site ( et une gestion de l’événement informatisée au mieux grâce à OSEM (merci à la communauté openSUSE et Vincent pour la mise en oeuvre !). Tout ne sera pas parfait, mais on se rode en visant une v1 pour soit plus tard en 2018 soit dans le transfo 2019 à nous de décider ultérieurement.

Si vous souhaitez parler vendredi 19, entrez très rapidement une proposition dans l’outil.
Le CA de l’association FLOSSITA reverra les propositions semaine prochaine et finalisera le planning. Oui, j’avais déjà dit que c’était court !

Le vendredi est technique, le samedi (si salle dispo) plus autour de l’écosystème du libre.

Si vous connaissez une salle libre samedi matin prête à nous accueillir, veuillez nous contacter !

Merci à tous ceux qui ont déjà oeuvré pour que cette v0 existe et rendez-vous très bientôt !

Et retrouvez aussi certains d’entre nous lors de la table ronde dédiée au FLOSS du lundi 22 janvier, lors de la journée HPE au Festival Transfo. Nous aurons en plus de Manuel (Enalean) et Erwan (Combodo) la participation de Nicolas Vivant, DSI de la ville de Fontaine où une politique en faveur du logiciel libre est activement mise en oeuvre.

Table Ronde sur le logiciel libre à Hewlett Packard Enterprise pour le Festival transfo


J’ai déjà mentionné le Festival Transfo sur Grenoble en janvier 2018 et le fait que notre toute nouvelle association FLOSSITA souhaitait y organiser la v0 de son événement FLOSSCon.

Indépendamment, Hewlett Packard Enterprise organise de son côté une journée complète autour de la transformation numérique. Dans ce cadre, Vincent Misson animera une table ronde sur « Les logiciels libres: qu’est-ce, pour qui, comment, avec qui ? » dans laquelle j’interviendrai comme conférencier, en compagnie d’Erwan Taloc, CEO de Combodo et de Manuel Vacelet, CTO de Enalean, deux sociétés actrices du logiciel libre sur Grenoble. Venez nous écouter le 22 janvier à 17h30 !

D’ici là, bonnes fêtes de fin d’année à tous.

Meet during the Open Source Summit in Prague


Getting approval for my participation at that conference was the toughest I ever had in the past, but I’ll be there again after having spoken in all the previous editions.

This time, this presentation will be made by a duo, as I’ve worked since the last LinuxCon EMEA with the FOSSology project to help them adopt a Continuous Packaging approach and Michael Jaeger from Siemens who leads the project will be with me to cover the topic. On my side, I’ll explain how was used, the setup done with Vagrant and containers to generate packages for 7 different Linux distributions (ongoing effort as we speak ;-), automating fully the production of packages as part of the LinuxFoundation build infrastructure for FOSSology. And of course the changes I had to make to the code to better support the project needs !

So I’ll be back in Prague (no problem as I love that city !) next week, to celebrate also the 10 years of, just after my week at DockerCon which is really starting today !

Meet at DockerCon Europe


This is a late announce, as I wasn’t sure to be able to attend the event, but now everything is on track and I’ll be at DockerCon Europe next week ! One of my proposals has been selected as a 20′ session in the Community Theater and I’m glad as this is the first time I can participate to DockerCon. is using Docker since September 2014, so I’ll be able to celebrate the 3 years of Docker usage in pb after the 10 years of pb itself 😉 More seriously my goal is to promote again Continuous Packaging and demonstrate how beneficial it has been to introduce Docker in the chain, and how my upstream projects, as well as FOSSology are benefiting from it. Come to see that !

Of course, HPE is a platinum sponsor of the event so if you’re one of our customers, I’d also be happy to talk with you around your Docker projects as HPE is sponsoring my travel there ! (Thanks to the management to support again this despite hard times for travel requests and the HPE Next plan). Maybe I’ll still have a job when I’m back … or not 😉 Anyway, will see later as I’m now busy preparing my slides and demo for DockerCon among other stuff. See you there !

Meet at SUSECon 2017, Prague


As the sessions I proposed for the event weren’t accepted, I considered I had no chance to attend this year SUSECon. But it turned out that there was a need for HPE to have someone able to talk about Helion OpenStack on the booth, and I have been chosen to do it, so I’ll be around this year, for the first time, from the 25th to the 29th of September, in the beautiful city of Prague (will be my 4th time there !).

I’ll look forward meeting with some of my SUSE friends over there, and discover a new event.

Of course, as usual feel free to come and talk to me (I should be on the HPE booth when it’s open) of OpenStack, SUSE CaaS (as we’re working on a Reference Architecture on Synergy) and of course Open Source in general, and early music in particular 😉

It’s been a while


When I look at the date of the last post, indeed it’s been a while since I took time to write here.

Many reasons to that, I took time off this summer to lead the infrastrcuture track at the RMLL, then to make music, for the 28th year in a row with 3 concerts and a diaporama, to visit Normandy with part of my family (Caen, Rouen, the Bayeux Tapestry, Honfleur, and many other places), back to work for some days and then doing another concert with the Variations ensemble I lead around François Ier in Monêtier les bains.

Then back to work. On top of my normal activities for HPE, I tried to incorporate various fixes into MondoRescue to finally publish 3.3.0, but that has again been delayed 😦 It seems I have a hard time publishing it, despite getting good patches or making them myself. I destroyed a system while doing tests, which forced me to update to Mageia 6 published meanwhile to put it back on track ! That didn’t help, and also I now need to check again but in VMs to avoid that issue and fix it for good (was too confident my modified code was working, but I was obviously wrong !). This is linked to fixes in mindi in order to fix size of initrd and its automatic computation. THat should be part of 3.3.0 as a consequence.

In order to solve support for multiple GPG keys signing my packages, I’ve had to go back to, and enhance it. Which lead to the publication of 0.14.6 (still not fully finished, despite code being frozen). And also I had work during my vacation time on chaging the format of conf files, from our own, to a YAML based one. For now, it’s just a change in format, not a semantic one, but that ill allow to improve some aspects, and also I get for free a syntax analysis with the perl module, which is nice (add -v to get the conf file concerned). So version 0.15.1 should come soon, once my 2 main users outside of myself won’t complain about bugs anymore.

One of these projects is FOSSology, and I should present the joint result of our common work with Michael Jaeger on the build infrastructure we put in place for the project to do Continuous Packaging at the upcoming Open Source Sumit in Prague in October, but it seems HPE doesn’t want to support my trip (I still didn’t get travel approval yet) and I may have to pay for it myself for the first time since I started talking at this conference back in …Prague in 2011. If you know anybody who would sponsor me, that would be great !!

Speaking of conferences, I’m this week at the Open Source Summit in Los Angeles, as part of my HPE job, where I lead a round table this morning on containers (are they the future of IaaS ?).

So despite having been quiet for long, Ive been busy as usual, and trying to improve the software I’m contributing to, andour global ecosystem, as well as the musical one. Hopefully you’ll get more news soon, as new releases and travel arrive !

First attendance to TuleapCon 2017


Today, I had been invited to attend TuleapCon 2017. Ok, nothing to do with the Open Source Summit (formerly LinuxCon) with regards to size 😉 And it was just one hour drive from Grenoble ! But it was focussing on the Tuleap ALM solution, and was proposing customer testimonies so I was tempted to attend. Also because I know the CTO of Enalean, Manuel Vacelet, who demonstrated Docker to me during an excellent meetup he was leading and I was sure that he would again be very interesting to hear him expose the technology they develop.

And I wasn’t wrong 🙂 Some 40 people attended the event, testimonies were given by Airbus, Orange, CEA, ST Microelectronics, each time with very large user base and different use cases demonstrating the versatility of the tool. Also some integration work with other tools were demonstrated and explained.

What is impressive, is that today you can find such a company developing a solution and proposing it under the GPL. It’s so rare it needs to be underlined, and the spirit of the team is obviously influenced positively by that. Then they have some strong advantages wrt other ALM I’ve been able either to use or to consider: the methodolgy used to develop the software is a parameter of Tuleap. So you can decide to use a waterfall approach or Scrum or Kanban (the last one was unknown to me but the virtual posti-it dashboard sems not only nice but effective). And the other impressive aspect is that they do not only talk about automation, but they’re paranoid about it, and that’s really nice to see at that point in operation for software development.

So is everything nice and shiny. Well yes, but as with every powerful tool, you need time to become comfortable with it. At least that was my impression after playing a bit with it. I’m sure you’ll get rewarded, and I’m looking at the possibility to replace my old trac instance with it to be able to go further in the automation on my own projects. Not for tomorrow, but something to add to the TODO list 😉 (and no, you don’t want to see that !!)

Another nice aspet is their Open Roadmap offering: In short it’s a mutualization process to get features developed. And that’s not only clever, but again efficient. Of course, you need some large corporations to sustain the model, but that will alow at the end even more sharing around their platform by the users. More companies should adopt that.

And it was also interesting to see the work they are doing with StackStorm to enable a smooth cooperation between many automation tools. I think our Alexandria idea should be moved to this framework and benefit from all the existing integration. We would “just” need to add an iTop package to StackStorm, and a Redfish one, and most of what we try to do would be there.

BTW, the idea of combining the iTop CMDB and the Tuleap ALM to have a fully software defined and automated data center is really an apealing one. Will try to make that happen somehow 😉

So great day, learned a lot, so a useful day, lots of new ideas in mind, definitely worth the time, and if you want to experiment yourself, then attend the RMLL next week and we can all talk together as they will be around as well as myself ! And the last idea would be to convince them to use Continuous Packaging for Tuleap with 😉

Meet at the Open Source Summit NA 2017


Despite difficult times for HPE, I’m still supported by my management to continue to represent HPE during tier 1 Open Source events such as the Open Source Summit North America, held in Los Angeles from the 11th to the 14th of September. Well, of course, because I was accepted as a speaker again !

I’ll lead a round table to cover with panelists whether “Containers are the future of IaaS ?

So as usual, if you are around, I’ll happy to discuss with you around Open Source in general, and the projects I’m involved with in particular such as MondoRescue (yes, there will be a new version soon, now remains to see the definition of soon), (same thing), Redfish, containers, early music or more.