Brian Richardson on UEFI community changes

Brian Richardson of Intel’s UEFI team posted a new blog with information about recent changes in the Tianocore development ecosystem. Brian summarizes recent activity, including Tony Mangefeste’s new community roadmap, the recent UEFI plugfest in Taipei, and other changes:

Tony Mangefeste, new Tianocore community manager

Tony Mangefeste of Intel is the new “Community Technology Lead, Tianocore Community Manager”. Yesterday he posted a message to the edk2-devel mailing list with an introduction. Two excerpts:

“I’m your new Tianocore community manager. As best as I can tell, no one has had this role, and I’m the first. And I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to help Tianocore evolve into an awesome-er OSS program.”

“What’s going to change with Tianocore? I hope much positive change will come. More details will follow in the coming weeks. As many of you know, several of our members (led by Erik, Jordan) have been leading the efforts to move to GitHub.  That’s just the tip of the iceberg of improvements that are coming.  If there are barriers to contribution levels, I want to help knock those down.  If we can’t knock them down, I want to navigate around them.”

Full post:

He has just created new Tianocore feeds on Twitter and Google+:

I noticed a non-ISO-licensed tree in the new Github tree, which may be helpful for Linux, a home non-BSD FOSS code. I hope Tianocore appropriately encourages and maintains this in conjunction with the BSD tree. I hope that in addition to Twitter and Google+ posts, the community manager helps with communinty-led questions about Tianocore, like the FW_OS_Forum. So far this list does not appear to useful for community. It’d be great to see UEFI Forum and it’s members generate a GSoC for Tianocore, most than just maintaining a wishlist of projects on their wiki. I’d like to see more work with UEFI team with coreboot and U-Boot projects using EFI as a payload. I really wish UEFI forum was a bit more open in their events. Right now events are only for members, and the only public events are ‘developer roadshow’-style groomed subset talks. Anyway, enough of me wondering about how Tianocore could do community better. If you have some ideas, contact Tony.