Replicant at FOSDEM 2020

As happens every year, FOSDEM is taking place on the first weekend of February. Several Replicant contributors will be at the event, eager to meet with other people interested in the project.

During Saturday Replicant will share a little corner on Technoethical’s stand. There will be flyers, stickers and some phones running demo versions of Replicant 9.

Later that day, Replicant is having a Birds of a Feather (BoF) meeting:

The meeting is open for everyone interested in the Replicant project (users, developers, devices vendors, etc.). Access is public and free as in beer.

Here’s a non-exhaustive list of the topics that will be up for debate:

  • Replicant 9 status on the i9300/i9305: bootloader, modem, LCD, audio, graphics.
  • Future targets: PinePhone, Librem5.
  • WebView dependency on non-free Chromium.
  • Android build system.
  • Replicant infrastructure: servers, test benches, build machines.
  • Long term project sustainability.
  • Supported mainline kernel phones, what kernel versions brought what support and what is upcomming in the next kernel versions.
  • How the endorsement of stores selling Replicant devices should work.

If there’s any other topic you deem as relevant please let us know in the comment section, mailing list or IRC. Everyone’s point of view is welcomed.

On Sunday’s afternoon, there will be a talk at the Hardware Enablement devroom on the topic of “Extending the lifetime of smartphones with Replicant”:

Replicant @ 36C3

Starting on December 27th, the 36th Chaos Communication Congress (36C3) is taking place in Leipzig. Replicant will be there as part of the Critical Decentralization Cluster.

Replicant’s assembly will feature demos of the current Replicant 6 as well as the upcoming Replicant 9. It is the place to come by if you need some help installing Replicant or general advice regarding software freedom on smartphones and tablets. You can also take the opportunity to verify the release signing PGP key.

Location: L4, Exhibition Hall 2, Level 0
DECT: 6506

There will also be a few talks about Replicant and related topics in several spots around the congress: