Lecture: Replacing core infrastructure without disrupting the community, the VLC way

We built all our systems on the same tools and practices, layers after layers, some of them barely maintained by overworked open source developers. The cracks are showing. We will not rebuild everything from scratch. How can we repair our core infrastructure for the next 20 years, replacing weak elements little by little, without disrupting our systems and communities?

This talk draws from ongoing work on VLC media player, Rust and Langsec, and focuses on tools and ideas to improve the basic building blocks of our system. There's a special attention to the way it can be introduced in existing projects and communities without disrupting their development or losing knowledge, and how we can build upon the previous steps to make the next one safer.


Day: 2017-11-05
Start time: 11:00
Duration: 00:45
Room: Java
Track: Open Technology: Infrastructure of the Future?
Language: en


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