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Fedora Events: FOSDEM 2007

  • The seventh Free and Open source Software Developers' European Meeting in Brussel, Belgium
  • Attendance is free.

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Fedora has secured a devroom for the FOSDEM event already sharing with Centos.

  • room H2214
  • No of seats: 100

Location and Date

  • Brussels, Belgium
  • Feb 24-25, 2007
  • Parking is Free
  • ULB University (the French one)
ULB Campus Solbosh
Avenue Franklin D. Roosevelt, 50
1050 Bruxelles


  • FredericHornain - deals with FOSDEM
  • ChitleshGoorah - Liaison Officer
  • GeroldKassube - Slave of the booth and the Organisation
  • ThomasCanniot
  • DamienDurand
  • CharlesVinchon
  • JoergSimon
  • MaxSpevack - has never been to Belgium
  • FrancescoUgolini
  • MaximeCarron
  • BartCouvreur - booth candidate
  • JensKuehnel
  • MarekMahut
  • MatthiasSaou - Duvel enthusiast
  • AndreasRau - new Ambassador in Germany
  • RubenKerkhof
  • TomCallaway - FESCO member, Packaging Committee Chair
  • DenisLeroy
  • HansdeGoede (sunday only)
  • DimitrisGlezos - Docs, L10N
  • PawelSadowski - first visit in Belgium
  • AlasdairKergon
  • Tom Tromey

Contributors' Corner

Friday 23 February 2007

Social Events

Time Item Place
14h00 - 17h30 Fedora Members Meeting (alias FAD) "Le Roy d'Espagne"
1. Grand Place B1000 Bruxelles

"Le Roy d'Espagne" should look like:


17h30 - 20h00 Centos/Fedora Meeting Place : The bar is called '*Monk*' and
is located on the St Catherine Place
(Rue St Catherine 42) and it's located near
'*La Bourse*' (5min walk from the *Grand Place
in Brussels*). The easiest way is to take the
metro up until '*St Catherine*'.
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It is a nice 'typical' bar near the center of Brussels where we can come together and have a nice drink before the official FOSDEM social event.


20h00 - 24h00 Fosdem official Social Event "Le Roy d'Espagne"
1. Grand Place B1000 Bruxelles

There will be a pre-FOSDEM get-together (The Beer Event) event in the center of Brussels.

where you can enjoy some of the finest beer in the world (and other drinks as well, obviously ;)).

"Le Roy d'Espagne" should look like:

Saturday 24 & Sunday 25 February 2007


There will be a conference on Fedora. Various topics will be discussed. See the below link for the details(location and schedule)

Visitors are invited to join in, assist and ask questions. Visitors are also invited to enter the devroom during on-going sessions too.

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

  • English (native and En-1, En-2 and En-3)
  • German
  • French
  • Dutch
  • Italian
  • Polish
  • Slovak
  • Czech

OLPC - One Laptop per Child - at Fedora Booth

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As OLPC's OS is based on Fedora Core and as Jim Gettys - currently Vice President of Software of the One Laptop Per Child project - is going to do the keynote during the FOSDEM, we should have at minimum an Olpc machine during a part of the event.


The booths are situated in the long hall.

We have only one table - 2 meters - (share with Red Hat and JBoss Benelux) - which is quite small when we are more than five -.

The stand(s) will be at our disposal,

  • Saturday: 14:00 -> 19:00
  • Sunday: 09:00 -> 18:00

Normally, we should have network as well as wireless network.

Hardware Insurance

Fosdem provides a hardware insurance (which is free of cost for us) for all the hardware you will bring along.

That insurance for Fedora Speakers and Fedora Personnals at the Booth - - is free of charge - - is intended in our devroom (but not for the 4000+ visitors ;))

It covers theft and accidental breakage, but only on the location of the campus.

FOSDEM will provide a locked room where you can put your hardware in for the night from Saturday to Sunday (and there's also security staff on the campus during the whole week-end, including at night). Of course, you may also take your notebook (or whatever) with you to the hotel, but then it will not be covered in case of theft or accidental breakage.


  • ChitleshGoorah: aFedora Banners from Linuxtag2006 Wiesbaden
  • BartCouvreur: a bunch of RJ-45's and power supply's so we can set up a ton of devices
  • JoergSimon: AmbassadorPolos for all who have ordered Order/CalcList
  • JoergSimon: Printed Stats on huge PlasticBanner(A0 and A1) designed by DimitrisGlezos and MairinDuffy


Event Reports and Photos