Open Source Firmware, BMC and Bootloader devroom CFP

Michał Żygowski michal.zygowski at
Sat Dec 5 01:03:06 AEDT 2020


The Open Source Firmware, BMC and Bootloader devroom will take place

on Sunday, 7th February 2021 at FOSDEM, virtual.

Call for Participation


We are opening the call for participation to our devroom, with the deadline

for talk proposals set to Sunday, 20th December 2020 23:59:59 UTC.

Devroom Scope


The devroom will focus on various topics related to the open source

BMC and bootloaders including security issues. It will help to get together

all interested people in one place, present and discuss current developments

and issues haunting the community. Additionally, it will foster awareness

among attendees about pre-OS topics.

Possible topics: GRUB, TrustedGRUB, iPXE, TrenchBoot, coreboot, LinuxBoot,

SeaBIOS, UEFI, OVMF, TianoCore, hostboot, IPMI, OpenBMC, u-bmc, TPM,

attestation, security of firmware, BMC, bootloaders and related topics and


Ideal submissions are actionable and opinionated. Submissions may be in the

form of 25 or 45 minutes talks, panel sessions or round-table discussions.



Submission Deadline:     20-Dec-2020 @ 23:59:59 UTC

Acceptance Notification: 31-Dec-2020

Final Schedule Posted:   31-Dec-2020

Recording and uploading presentations: 04-Jan-2021 - 16-Jan-2021

Processing, reviewing, fixing videos:  17-Jan-2021 - 31-Jan-2021

How to submit



1) If you do not have an account, create one here

2) Click "Create Event"

3) Enter your presentation details

4) Be sure to select the Open Source Firmware,

   BMC and Bootloader devroom track!

5) Submit

What to include


- The title of your submission

- A 1-paragraph abstract

- A longer description including the benefit of your talk to your target

  audience, including a definition of your target audience

- Approximate length/type of submission (talk, BoF, ...)

- Links to related websites/blogs/talk material (if any)

Administrative Notes


Since the FOSDEM21 is going virtual, the talks will be prerecorded. We
will be

streaming the recordings and performing live Q&A of the Open Source

BMC and Bootloader devroom. Presenting at FOSDEM implies permission to

your session and distribute the recording afterwards. All videos will be

available under the standard FOSDEM content license (CC-BY).

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the devroom organizers:

  Daniel Kiper (daniel.kiper at and

  Michał Żygowski (michal.zygowski at

Daniel & Michał

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