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[Publicity] Fwd: Session proposal accepted for OSCON 2014

Just an FYI that our OSCon proposal on Nymote (pasted below) got accepted into 
OSCon.  We're aiming to demonstrate the MirageOS networking stack running on a 
Cubieboard2/Cubietruck and Xen/ARM at the session, so this should help 
publicise the ARM port more widely.

Abstract follows:
The Mirage OS is an open-source library operating system that compiles code 
written in the OCaml functional language into a variety of hardware backends, 
most notably specialized unikernels that run directly on the Xen hypervisor. 
Mirage is particularly useful for building safe, reliable OS components such as 
storage or networked daemons.

Since the release of Mirage 1.0 in December 2013, we’ve been using it to 
self-host our personal Internet presences. Instead of having to manage complex 
deployments such as a LAMP stack (with the associated security headaches), 
Mirage offers the opportunity to “compile your own cloud” from a set of 
protocol libraries. This is an educational experience that you miss out on if 
using a hosted PaaS, and you also gain the freedom of running your own 
infrastructure and federating via open protocols such as XMPP.

In this talk, I’ll walk you through how my own homepage infrastructure works, 
and how to replicate it yourself to regain control of your Internet presence. 
The DNS and HTTP servers run as separate unikernels on the cloud, and are 
coordinated via the Irminsule storage stack (which uses Git as its 
communications protocol). The deployment simply uses the Travis continuous 
integration tool to commit the entire kernel to Git (e.g. 
https://github.com/mirage/mirage-www-deployment), so you can get started very 
quickly using Linux, FreeBSD, OpenBSD or MacOS X (we’ll provide a Vagrant 
virtual machine if you’re running Windows).


Begin forwarded message:

> From: Shirley Bailes <shirley@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: Session proposal accepted for OSCON 2014
> Date: 2 April 2014 06:58:03 BST
> To: Anil Madhavapeddy <anil@xxxxxxxxxx>
> (To respond to this message, use the web page link at the
> bottom.)
> We are pleased to accept the following proposal for OSCON 2014.
> * Nymote: git your own cloud here
> It has been scheduled for 11:00 on 24 Jul 2014.
> No April Fools' jokes here. Your OSCON proposal is accepted!
> Please confirm that you have received this acceptance and can
> deliver your proposed session at OSCON, Sunday July 20 - Thursday
> July 24, 2014 in Portland, Oregon by clicking on the link at the
> bottom of this email.
> *NOTE:* Keep in mind that TUTORIALS are on Sunday and Monday this
> year, with SESSIONS on Tuesday through Thursday. For any
> scheduling questions, if there is something you'd like to
> add/remove, update/edit on your proposal, or for anything else,
> please email Shirley: speakers@xxxxxxxxxxxx
> *REMEMBER:* Speakers receive a complimentary 5-Day pass to OSCON
> (this includes tutorials as well as conference sessions.) You
> will be registered for the event.

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