Dear Distributed Computing Community,
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the new distributed computing column is now available online.

This column further includes a summary of the PODC/DISC conference models
proposed by the task force commissioned at the PODC 2020 business meeting, and
presents and discusses the survey results.
I would like to thank Stefan Schmid for writing and including this summary on short notice.

I encourage everyone to read the article and discuss in the Zulip forum ( , as announced by Jukka Suomela). The task force members and myself will be happy to provide clarification about points that remained unclear and respond to other questions.

In the DISC business meeting, I will give a short presentation about the proposed models and the results of the survey, followed by some time for discussion; the steering committee will assign a moderator. Please make sure to be there, if at all possible!