From: James Courtier-Dutton <J<ames@su...> - 2008-07-15 11:58:52
I have been a developer for xine for many years now. I helped add DVD menu support to it, and improved the audio/video sync and video overlay functions.
I have attended FOMS for two years now, in Sydney and Melbourne, and it is fun. It is also sited just days before LCA so people can easily attend both. The discussions are very much informal and technically focused. I am forwarding this to this list in the hope that someone else from the xine developers would also like to attend.
Call for Participation
Foundations of Open Media Software (FOMS)
Thursday 15 - Friday 16 January 2009
Hobart (Tasmania), Australia
Submissions open: 11th June 2008
Submissions close: 15th August 2008
Notification: 30th September 2008
What is FOMS:
Foundations of Open Media Software (FOMS) is a developer workshop to
widen cooperation and interoperability among open source media
projects. Meet and discuss your plans for the next 12 months and forge
relationships with other developers to unwind the kinks, making open
media kick ever more ass.
This is a call for participation in the third FOMS meeting, which will
be held in Hobart, Australia over two days in January leading up to
The FOMS meeting is organised by developers for developers.
FOMS caters for developers with topics of interest in and related to:
* open audio & video codecs
* open audio & media frameworks
* audio infrastructure
* web video (HTML5 audio/video) and crossover with open source
* mobile video
* open audio & video applications
* open metadata
* open media standards
The proximity to linux.conf.au allows us also to discuss audio- and
video-related issues with the developers of Open Source kernel,
networking and desktop systems.
How to attend / submit:
FOMS attendees will be developers of open media software from the
community as well as professional delegates from companies with a
background and interest in this space. The attendance fee for
professional delegates is A$420 - community participation is free.
Attendees are expected to have a background in open media software.
If you would like to attend, please contact
foms-committee(at)lists.annodex.net and tell us why you should be
there. Also mention if you require travel assistance.
Since FOMS2009 is happening the week before linux.conf.au, in the same
city, you may want to consider submitting a proposal for that
conference as well.
FOMS highly values it's developer attendees. FOMS has provided a
limited number of sponsorships for travel funding for the best
developers since it's beginning. Further travel sponsorship can be
achieved by being an accepted speaker to linux.conf.au. The Linux
Foundation also has travel sponsorships to important events like FOMS