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Date: Mon, 8 Jul 2013 22:54:40 -0400
From: Rich Felker <>
Subject: Re: Request for volunteers

On Mon, Jul 08, 2013 at 10:45:59AM -0400, Rich Felker wrote:
> > Ohio LinuxFest's call for papers is open until Monday:
> I wish we'd noticed a few days sooner. I've been thinking about
> submitting a proposal for a talk, especially since the timing is so
> good (September 13-15), but I'm having trouble coming up with a good
> topic.
> My leaning so far is to propose something related to the state of
> library quality on Linux, dealing with both libc (the issues in glibc
> and uclibc that lead to musl, and how glibc has been improving since
> then) and non-system libraries that play a core role on modern Linux
> systems (glib, etc.) and how they impact robustness (abort!) and
> portability.
> The idea is that it could be mildly promotional for musl, but also a
> chance to promote proper library practices, possibly my definition of
> "library-safe" (if we work out a good one), etc.

I proposed a talk along these lines today before the deadline. Hoping
it gets accepted.


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