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Fedora Events: FOSDEM 2009, Brussels, Belgium

The eight Free and Open source Software Developers European Meeting is a 2 day event, organised by volunteers, to promote the widespread use of Free and Open Source software. Taking place in the beautiful city of Brussels (Belgium), FOSDEM meetings are recognized as "The best Free and Open Source events in Europe."

More information about FOSDEM

Mailinglist: fosdem at We will inform you when news about FOSDEM is available.

Location and Date

  • Brussels, Belgium
  • 23 and 24 February 2009
  • Attendance and Parking is free
  • ULB University (the French one)
ULB Campus Solbosh
Avenue Franklin D. Roosevelt, 50
1050 Bruxelles 

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The event is easily reachable by public transportation. For details, see below. If you are afraid of getting lost, the following links might help you:

More information

Mailinglist: fosdem at We will inform you when news about FOSDEM is available.

What FOSDEM is

FOSDEM is a free and non-commercial event for the community and organised by the community. Its goal is to provide Free and Open Source developers and communities a place to meet to

  • get in touch with other developers and projects,
  • get informed about the latest developments in the Free and Open Source world,
  • attend to interesting talks and presentations held in large conference rooms by Free and Open Source project leaders and commiters on various topics,
  • and to promote the development and the benefits of Free and Open Source solutions.

As for being a free event, participation and attendance is totally free of charge (although we thankfully accept donations and sponsorship). To help the community, FOSDEM sets up DevRooms (Developer Rooms) where teams can meet and showcase their projects. It is also a place where a team can discuss, code (hacking sessions), publicly present latest directions, lightning talks, news, and decisions. The FOSDEM Team thinks it is very important that developers from around the world can meet 'in real life' and we believe projects can benefit from these meetings. Common facilities such as network/internet connectivity and projectors are provided by us.

Last year there were more than 160 talks in the developer rooms, and then the main tracks, as well as the LPI exams, plus lightning talks and GPG/CAcert key signing.


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Booth personal

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Development room

Fedora / Red Hat / CentOS development room


Fedora Talks Planning



  • For any questions, remarks, feel free to contact Frederic Hornain at <Frederic DOT Hornain AT fedoraproject DOT org>

Visitors' Corner

  • Fedora will have a booth where visitors can come and ask all sorts of questions with respect to the fedora project.

Languages Supported at the booth

Hardware Insurance


  • FOSDEM and Fedora Ambassadors do not recommend any particular hotel or hostel. However, here is a list of popular accommodations for FOSDEM visitors to get you started. wikitravel also lists some places to stay. There is a large selection of hotels that can be booked online at - along with the comments of previous hotel guests!

Bed & Breakfast

In short: They provide you with B&B accommodation and cultural service/information. Online booking.


  • CHAB: Centre Van Gogh Rue Traversiere, 8 1210 Bruxelles Tel: +32.2.2170158 Fax: +32.2.2197995

In short: Old hotel, but very good rooms in the second part (in front). Direct connection to FOSDEM by tramway. Near Turkish area, so animated.

  • Novotel Tour Noire Novotel Brussels Centre Tour Noire Rue de la Vierge Noire 32 1000 Bruxelles Tel: +32.2.5055050 Fax: +32.2.5055000

In short: This hotel is located right in the center of Brussels on the site of the Tour Noire.

  • Novotel Grand Place Novotel Brussels Grand Place Rue du Marché Aux Herbes 120 1000 Bruxelles Tel: +3225143333 Fax: +3225117723

In short: Hotel renewed, modern, a bit dark. Animated area Direct connection by bus, not far from historical center.

  • Sleep Well Youth Hostel Rue du Damier, 23 1000 Bruxelles Tel: +32.2.2185050 Fax: +32.2.2181313

In short: Modern hotel, with lots of people. Good position for metro/bus.

In short: A recently renovated hostel, about 35 min. from FOSDEM by bus or tram.

In short: Nice central youth hostel, next to Metro Madou.

  • 2GO4 Quality Hostel Avenue Emile Jacqmain, 99 1000 Bruxelles Tel: +32.2.2193019 Fax: +32.2.2193009

In short: Nice, new youth hostel, located in the heart of Brussels.

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