"[…] So we probably didn't strictly need an rc8 this release […] we then had a few fixes that maybe otherwise would have been delayed and marked for stable […] Other than that, it really is a very small rc […]"
Full-fledged academic study of syzbot bug database for linux  and 3 bsd's: how long fixes take? bug types? fixes reviewed/tested? correlations between these? Looks technically solid. I like how having such machine-usable DB enables such things.
"[…] The good news is that all of the microconferences, refereed talks, Kernel summit track, and Networking track will be recorded on video and made available as soon as possible after the conference. […]"