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    SubjectRe: Linux Wireless Mini-Summit -- Ottawa -- July 22, 2008
    On Wed, Jul 9, 2008 at 9:09 PM, John W. Linville <linville@tuxdriver.com> wrote:
    > The third Linux Wireless mini-summit will occur on Tuesday July 22,
    > 2008 in Ottawa, just before the Ottawa Linux Symposium. OLS is
    > generously supporting Linux mini-summits by providing the room and
    > projector (http://www.linuxsymposium.org/2008/minisummits.php).
    > Several vendors are supporting the event by sponsoring their own
    > employees to attend, and Canonical and Intel have both helped with
    > travel funds for key community participants as well.
    >
    > Although it is already a bit late, I would like to re-open discussions
    > on our agenda for the meeting. Based on current upstream topics and
    > those persons whom I expect to be attending, I have cobbled together
    > an agenda proposal below. Please review it and feel free to suggest
    > amendments or alterations, or to elaborate or ask questions about my
    > proposed schedule of topics.
    >
    > I look forward to seeing many of you in Ottawa!
    >
    > John
    >
    > P.S. If you intend to attend the event in Ottawa, please send me a
    > private reply to this note -- even if you believe that I already know
    > that you are coming! :-)
    >
    > ---
    >
    > 3rd Linux Wireless Summit
    > Ottawa, Canada
    > 22 July 2008
    >
    > Proposed Agenda
    >
    > 0830 Meet & Greet
    >
    > Introductions and opening remarks
    >
    > 0900 Status Reports
    >
    > Overview of where things stand today
    >
    > - 802.11n
    >
    > - QoS/Multiqueue
    >
    > - Mesh mode (802.11s)
    >
    > - RF kill
    >
    > 1015 Break
    >
    > 1100 Vendor/Distro Round Table
    >
    > Representatives from hardware vendors and Linux distributions
    > discuss issues around cooperation between themselves and the
    > development community, what we are doing well, and what problems we
    > are causing for each other.
    >
    > 1200 Lunch/Break (sorry, no funding)
    >
    > 1300 Current Work
    >
    > Short presentations/discussions about work in progress
    >
    > - encrypted management frames (802.11w)
    >
    > - regulatory enforcement (802.11d, CRDA)
    >
    > - virtual hardware (mac80211_hwsim)
    >
    > 1445 Break
    >
    > 1500 Future work
    >
    > Short presentations/discussions about work that has previously
    > been suggested or requested
    >
    > - cfg80211/nl80211
    > - time to push to replace WEXT?
    > - tool enhancements and/or userland support?
    >
    > - power management (suspend/resume)
    >
    > - lib80211 (code sharing w/ full MAC drivers)
    >
    > - rate scaling algorithms
    > - minstrel
    > - others?
    >
    > - userland MLME
    >
    > - userland driver implementation
    >
    > 1645 Break
    >
    > 1700 Maintainence Issues
    >
    > Round table discussion of issues related to maintenance of
    > the wireless trees
    >
    > - trivial/cleanup patches
    > - testing or other requirements?
    > - should they have lower priority?
    > - should they require ACKs from primary author?
    >
    > - submissions to -stable
    > - who should drive it?
    > - what policies?
    >
    > - rate scaling algs
    > - driver-specific ok? what limitations?
    > - build policies (part of mac80211.ko?)
    >
    > - questions/suggestions/complaints
    >
    > 1800 Dinner/Break (sorry, no funding)
    >
    > 2000 BoF/Break-out Sessions
    >
    > Impromptu and/or unscheduled discussions as desired by group
    > participants
    >
    > --
    > John W. Linville
    > linville@tuxdriver.com
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    Some other topics which might be of interest/good to include:
    - New chipsets needing drivers (SiS 16x, Marvell, etc.)
    - Radiotap enhancements
    - Userspace MLME: Plans and status

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