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If you want to apply to give a talk in the main track, check out [ this] page.
If you want to apply to give a talk in the main track, check out [ this] page.
If you applied for a talk, please list it [[FOSDEM 2011 Talk Propositions|here]]
If you applied for a talk, please list it [[FOSDEM 2011 Talk Propositions|here]]
=== devrooms ===
Below you can find the list of accepted devrooms, also on
We were very pleased with the devroom proposals we received, as many were collaborative proposals with ample opportunity for cross-pollination between projects. As a side effect, this did make the decision process even harder.
We asked the devroom organizers to send a copy of their call for papers to this mailinglist, and in the near future we will collect the different calls on our website.
Following devroom requests were accepted, and will have a room of varying size on Saturday or Sunday:
* Accessibility
The goal is to talk about and focus on accessibility across multiple distinct technologies and open source projects.
The most notable Berkeley Software Distributions are perhaps the major open source BSDs (FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, DragonFly BSD) which have themselves spawned a number of children. FreeBSD-kernel is also used in Linux projects like Debian GNU/kFreeBSD.
* Configuration/Systems Management
Mini-talks from real world case studies, brainstorming and hacking around configuration and systems management from complex virtual environments and cloud computing to desktops and laptops.
* Crossdesktop
The "CrossDesktop" developer room is a collaboration across KDE, GNOME and XFCE to host talks about common topics, as well as interoperability.
* Data Analytics
Open Source tools for Data Analytics. This includes Machine Learning, Text Mining and Natural Language Processing, Computer Vision, Recommender Engines, Visualisation, Data Mining, Large Scale and distributed data processing, etc.
* Distribution Miniconf
As last year, the idea is that rather than having several distributions with their own respective and individual Developer Room, we will host mixed conference rooms where talks and sessions will be organized by topic, with contributors from all distributions attending and participating.
* Embedded
Focus on working with embedded systems, cross-compiling, low memory footprints and all that is related to running open-source software on low power or mobile devices.
* Free Java
With JDK 7 due to make an appearance, our goal is to provide a venue for the developers and users of the Free Java projects to collaborate and discuss on a range of topics from virtual machines through to deployment on FOSS operating systems.
The goal is to promote discussion on the advancement of the GNU coding standards and maintainers guidelines as well as the packages implementing them, and strengthen the community of maintainers and developers.
* Jabber/XMPP
The Jabber/XMPP devroom brings together developers of XMPP-using applications. The room will be used for presentations and tutorials on the protocol itself as well as specific projects, hacking on XMPP projects and protocol development discussions.
* LibreOffice
Our goals is to present ourselves and collaborate on development topics, introduce the idea of the Foundation and make one more important step towards open and transparent processes.
* Mono
Mono is a software platform designed to allow developers to easily create cross platform applications. We feel that by embracing the successful, standardized .NET software platform, we can lower the barriers to producing great applications for Linux.
* Mozilla
Contributors and staff of the Mozilla Project will give presentations and lead discussions on different areas of the project, notably, the latest version of Firefox,, HTML5 demos, Jetpack Development, SeaMonkey etc...
* MySQL & friends
Talks and discussions related to the MySQL Server Ecosystem. We'd like to cover sessions about best practices (e.g. performance tuning, scaling, high availability) as well as introductions into related technologies and projects.
* New challenges in Virtualization
There are several projects related to virtualization and the many open problems it poses. This devroom aims to be a meeting point where developers of these projects can meet to reinforce their cooperation.
* Open Source Telephony
The purpose of this devroom is promote cross pollination between projects in the telephony space. There are a good number of open source telephony projects out there and their goals may differ, but they all have certain values in mind, such as standards and interoperability.
* Perl
We are going to organize presentations and hacking sessions on a number of Perl related open source projects such as Dancer, Mojolicious, Rakudo and Padre, as well as other Perl related projects such as Perl DBI and MongoDB.
* PostgreSQL
FOSDEM is the second most important conference for the European PostgreSQL community (after our own PGDay). The majority of talks will be developer talks, use cases, and PostgreSQL related applications are also welcomed.
* Security / hardware crypto
The goal is to to raise the awareness of OpenSC and smart cards in general. The room targets both "core" PKI related software people, who work on libraries other developers use, and developers of any software supporting private keys.
* World of GNUstep
The goal is to teach interested developers how to write cross platform applications or port Cocoa applications to Linux, BSD and Windows using GNUstep; share news about the latest development and plans on GNUstep; code sprints, hacking, discussing...
=== how to apply ===
* for most devrooms, there is a mailing list:
* for the others, ask or search on the official fosdem mailing list
== Distribution Miniconf ==  
== Distribution Miniconf ==  

Revision as of 12:09, 21 March 2011

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Fedora Events: FOSDEM 2012 in Brussels, Belgium


FOSDEM is the biggest free and non-commercial event organized by and for the community. Its goal is to provide Free and Open Source developers a place to meet. FOSDEM 2011 will be held on February 5 and 6.

FOSDEM 2011 Project Status

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What to do if you are attending

First, sign up here.

  • Put an X in the S column if you need funding of your travel to attend
# Name Friday Saturday Sunday Comments Languages booth? S
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2 Michael Spahn Checkmark.png Checkmark.png Checkmark.png Attendees DE, EN, (FR) Checkmark.png x
# Name Friday Saturday Sunday Comments Languages booth? S

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Next, add your information to the Accommodation page. If you want to do booth attendance, please check this page.


On Friday, February 4th, we'll have a Ambassador Fedora Activity Day to discuss all of the topics that are important in EMEA. Please see the wiki page for more information. This FAD will lead up to the FOSDEM beer event on Friday night.

Speakers in the Main Room

If you want to apply to give a talk in the main track, check out this page. If you applied for a talk, please list it here

Distribution Miniconf

Like last year, we won't have access to an own devroom :-(. Details on how to apply for the Distribution Miniconf still have to be published, but you can find some more information here. If you applied for a talk, please list it here

Location & Schedule

Friday, 4 February (18:00-06:00)

There will be a FOSDEM beer event on Friday night before FOSDEM (5 February 2010).

Saturday, 5 February (10:00-19:00) and Sunday, 6 February (09:00-17:00)

Attendance and Parking is free

ULB Campus Solbosh
Avenue Franklin D. Roosevelt, 50
1050 Bruxelles

Location ULB

ULB campus

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.