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Fedora Events: FOSDEM 2011 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

 : FOSDEM 2011 is over, for report go to

:For more details about the organization in itself, please go to FOSDEM 2011 Project Management details

 : Call for talks. FOSDEM 2011 Talk Propositions See below

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
1 Bert Desmet Event owner EN, NL, (FR)
2 Michael Spahn Attendees DE, EN, (FR) x
3 Frederic Hornain Stakeholder EN, FR, (NL)
4 Hiemanshu Sharma Attendees EN, IN x
5 Jared Smith Fedora Project Leader EN, ES
6 Sandro Mathys EN, DE
7 Fabian Affolter EN, DE, FR unknown
8 Lennart poettering DE, EN
9 Gent Thaçi Need travel & accommodation coverage EN, AL x
11 Ilyes Gouta Attendees - travel/accommodation coverage if possible EN, FR, AR x
12 Gerold Kassube meet important Fedorians DE, EN unknown
13 Christoph Wickert DE, EN
14 Robert Scheck DE, EN x?
15 Pierros Papadeas I guess we need someone from FAmSCo :P GR, EN x?
16 Walter Justen DE, EN
17 Zoltan Hoppar EN, DE, HU x
18 Nihed MBAREK Attendees - travel/accommodation coverage if possible EN, FR, AR x
19 Gratien D'haese NL, EN, FR
20 Gerard Braad FAmSCo, travel and accommodation coverage appreciated NL, EN, (CN) x
21 Nikos Roussos EN, GR
22 Vincent Van der Kussen NL,ENG,FR {note}
23 Anastasios Stasinopoulos EN, GR
24 Nicu Buculei will probably brings some of his gear, so be ready to smile EN, RO
25 Ardian Haxha Need travel & accommodation coverage EN, AL x
26 Dominic Hopf DE, EN
27 Nicolas Chauvet FR, EN
28 Bogomil Shopov BG, EN
29 Julian Aloofi Accommodation coverage would be super awesome :) EN, DE
30 MaxSpevack EN, ES I'll be around
31 misaakidis EN, GR, DE
32 Stefan Hartsuiker NL, EN, DE
33 Andreas Thienemann DE, EN, FR
34 Jan Wildeboer Will be wlaking around and doing FreeDentity/UTNR stuff most of the time DE, EN, NL
35 Narasimha Swamy EN, IN x
36 Alexander Kurtakov BG, EN
37 Pablo Martin-Gomez FR, ES, EN unknow
69 Jeroen van Meeuwen Ask me about FUDCon Tempe or Fedora EMEA en_US.utf-8, en_GB.utf-8, nl_NL.utf-8, nl_BE.utf-8
70 Christos Bacharakis Greeks are back EL, EN x
71 Nicolas Mailhot FR, EN
# Name Friday Saturday Sunday Comments Languages booth? S

 : Present  : Absentee  : No idea yet

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


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.

  • BSD

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.

  • GNU

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

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.