Minutes of the December 2013 TAB meeting
Public minutes for the December 5 TAB meetingPresent: Ric Wheeler
James Bottomley (chair)
Jonathan Corbet (recorder)
1: Linux Plumbers Conference status
James reported that things are moving forward at a good pace. The CFP
will go out, alongside the LinuxCon CFP, in January. James will get the
web set into an operatig state sometime in December.
The cost structure for this event will be different than before, since
each room must be paid separately. That adds costs, but there is some
hope that meals might be cheaper. The LPC committee is still figuring
out how many rooms will be needed. The plenary sessions are
particularly problematic, since there is no suitable room that can be
split for the smaller sessions; paying for the large room for a total of
two sessions sems wasteful.
For 2014, LPC will have presentation tracks only on the day shared with
2: Secure boot
[UEFI secure boot discussions held under NDA].
3: Other UEFI business
None, meetings have been canceled for the holidays.
4: Getting TAB minutes onto the web site.
Jon confessed his abject failure to even attempt to make progress on
this issue, will try to do better.
5: Other business
Matthew noted that he has been writing a document describing the best
strategies for supporting secure boot systems. Topics covered include
key generation procedures, key security, kernel security, and more. He
requested input on the best way to publish it and, in particular,
whether it should be published through the Linux Foundation. A copy of
the document will be sent to the list.
6: Next meeting
The next TAB meeting is scheduled for January 2, which will conflict
with travel plans for some members attending LCA. In the end, it was
decided to not try to reschedule the meeting.