Monthly Archives: April 2008

2008 SELinux Developer Summit Schedule Now Up

We managed to get the SELinux developer summit schedule published a few days early. Hopefully, this will help people who are making travel arrangements to OLS.

As mentioned, a lot of high quality proposals were submitted. To ensure that all important topics can be covered, the format of the summit has been changed to moderated discussion panels with presentations; rather than the original plan of having a set of fixed-length presentations followed by discussion panels.

Presentations will now be 10-20 minutes, with a greater focus on discussion. This provides much more flexibility, and is derived somewhat from experience with the kernel networking summit, which has been very successful with short presentations driving discussions.

The panel sessions are as follows:

  • Community
  • Applications
  • Desktop
  • Distributed Technologies
  • Policy Configuration
  • Policy Infrastructure
  • Emerging Technology/Works in Progress

More detailed information, including topics, issues, and links to abstracts may be found at the schedule page. Also see the printable version and the topics page.

All SELinux developers and folk with a technical interest in SELinux and related technologies are welcome to attend. Don’t forget that you also need to be registered to attend OLS.

SELinux Developer Summit: CFP closed

The 2008 SELinux Developer Summit CFP is now closed.

As suspected, most of the proposals arrived at the last possible moment. It looks like we have more proposals than can reasonably fit in one day, so the organizing team now has the interesting task of squeezing as much in as possible without overloading the schedule. This is going to be very difficult, as pretty much all of the submissions are of excellent quality.

In any case, we should have the schedule finalized and published within a week or so.

SELinux Developer Summit 2008 – CFP ends this week!

The Call for Participation for the 2008 SELinux Developer Summit closes on the 18th of April — that’s this Friday!

If you’ve been working on something interesting, there are some slots still open for the informal 30-minute talks. We’re also accepting suggestions for discussion topics and panels.

Send your ideas/proposals to the organizing team: selinux-summit-team AT

SELinux Developer Summit 2008 Announced

We’ve just announced the SELinux Developer Summit for 2008, which will be held in Ottawa (as an OLS mini-summit) on July 22nd. A CfP will be issued early next week, where we’ll be looking for people to submit talks and panel topics.

In previous years, the project has had the SELinux Symposium, generously run by Tresys, with an invite-only developer summit tacked onto the end.

The new Developer Summit is intended to track with the evolution of SELinux as a wider community project, and we are very pleased to be able to hold an open event this year in conjunction with OLS.

All developers and folk with a strong technical interest in SELinux and related Flask/TE projects are encouraged to attend. Note that attendees need to also be registered for OLS.

There’ll be more information on the CfP and schedule soon — this is something of a heads up for those planning travel and who may be wish to start thinking about presentation and discussion topics.

The organizing team is as follows:

  • Serge Hallyn (IBM)
  • Paul Moore (HP)
  • James Morris (Red Hat)
  • Chad Sellers (Tresys)
  • Stephen Smalley (NSA)

For more details on the event, including contact details for the team refer to the SELinux Developer Summit page.

So, there’ll be quite a lot of SELinux content at OLS, some of which I’ve previously mentioned. To summarize, in addition to the Developer Summit, there’ll be:


A tutorial:

A BoF session:

selinux penguin by mairin duffy

So, if you’re involved with SELinux or otherwise interested in it, I’d suggest flying, driving, walking or swimming (I’m pretty sure this is possible) to Ottawa this July.