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FOSDEM is a free event for software developers to meet, share ideas, and collaborate. Every year, thousands of developers of free and open source software from all over the world gather at the event in Brussels. You don't need to register. Just turn up and join in! FOSDEM 2024 will be held on 3-4 February 2024.

  • Website:
  • Location: ULB Campus Solbosh, Avenue Franklin D. Roosevelt, 50, 1050 Bruxelles
  • Time Zone: Central European Time (CET), or UTC+1
  • Schedule:
  • Fedora Talks & Speakers: see below
  • Format: In-person participation only, live-streaming available

First time at FOSDEM? Read the FOSDEM practical info guide to learn more.

Duration and Location

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:

Fedora-approved hotel

The approved Fedora hotel is the Moxy Brussels City Center. It is about a 10-20 minute drive or 45 minute walk to the event venue from the approved hotel. See the directions below:

Screenshot of Google Maps showing the approximate route from the approved Fedora hotel to the FOSDEM 2024 venue in Brussels, Belgium.
Screenshot of Google Maps showing the approximate route from the approved Fedora hotel to the FOSDEM 2024 venue in Brussels, Belgium.


Belgium is a Schengen Zone member state. Any person who needs a visa for the European Schengen Zone will also require a visa for Belgium.

Schedule at a glance

Saturday, 3 February

  • 09:30 - 10:00 // Fedora team arrival on-site
  • 10:30 - 19:00 // Conference Programming

Sunday, 4 February

  • 08:30 - 09:00 // Fedora team arrival on-site
  • 09:00 - 17:00 // Conference Programming

Fedora presence

Are you a Fedora contributor attending FOSDEM 2024? Add yourself to the table below. Please use the "Comments" column to specify your role in the Fedora community.

No Name FAS Thu, 1 Feb Fri, 2 Feb Sat, 3 Feb Sun, 4 Feb Travel itinerary Languages Comments
1 Justin W. Flory jflory7 Checkmark.png Checkmark.png Checkmark.png Checkmark.png BER => BRU en All things Fedora. Attending as Fedora Community Architect.
2 Bogomil Shopov bogomil Warning.png Checkmark.png Checkmark.png Checkmark.png N/A bg, en, cz Ambassador
3 Nikita Tripathi nekonya3 Checkmark.png Checkmark.png Checkmark.png Checkmark.png Roorkee (India) <=> BRU hi, en Past Outreachy intern for the Badges Design Project, current design contributor. CFP submitted for Open Source Design Devroom
4 Sandro (Penguinpee) gui1ty Checkmark.png Checkmark.png Checkmark.png Checkmark.png NL <=> BRU (train) nl, en All things Badges, NeuroFedora (I'm not a scientist)
5 Emma Kidney ekidney Warning.png Warning.png Checkmark.png Checkmark.png DUB <=> BRU en Community designer.
6 Michal Konecny zlopez Checkmark.png Checkmark.png Checkmark.png Checkmark.png PRG <=> BRU cs, en Fedora Infra & Releng Team Lead
7 Jona Azizaj jonatoni Warning.png Checkmark.png Checkmark.png Checkmark.png TIA <=> BRU sq, en Fedora DEI Advisor
8 Shaun McCance shaunm Checkmark.png Checkmark.png Checkmark.png Checkmark.png CVG <=> BRU en, de CentOS Community Architect, CentOS Connect organizer
9 Momcilo Medic fedorauser Warning.png Checkmark.png Questionmark.png Questionmark.png SRB <=> BRU en, rs Ambassador in Serbia
10 Bojana Medic littlecat Warning.png Warning.png Warning.png Warning.png SRB <=> BRU en, rs Contributor in Serbia
11 Peter Boy pboy Questionmark.png Checkmark.png Checkmark.png Checkmark.png BRE <=> BRU de, en Fedora Server Edition Working Group, Fedora Docs board
12 Sumantro Mukherjee sumantrom Checkmark.png Checkmark.png Checkmark.png Checkmark.png CCU=>BRU en, hi, bn_in Fedora QA Team member, Currently in Fedora Council and working on CommOps Init 2.0
13 Tomas humaton Checkmark.png Checkmark.png Checkmark.png Checkmark.png PRG=>BRU cz,sk,en Fedora Release Engineering Team member, submitted talks for distro devroom
14 Aoife Moloney amoloney Warning.png Checkmark.png Checkmark.png Checkmark.png DUB => BRU en Fedora Operations Architect
15 Amy Marrich spotz Warning.png Warning.png Warning.png Warning.png AUS => BRU en Fedora DEI, Cloud SiG, CentOS
16 Dan Čermák defolos Checkmark.png Checkmark.png Checkmark.png Checkmark.png NUE <=> BRU en, de, cz Presenting in Distribution Devroom & CentOS Connect, Fedora i3 SIG
17 Akashdeep Dhar t0xic0der Checkmark.png Checkmark.png Checkmark.png Checkmark.png CCU <=> BRU en, hi, bn Fedora Infrastructure
18 Vipul Siddharth siddharthvipul1 Checkmark.png Checkmark.png Checkmark.png Checkmark.png -- en Fedora Family
19 Michel Lind salimma Checkmark.png Checkmark.png Checkmark.png Checkmark.png ORD <=> AMS <=> BRU en, id Presenting at CentOS Connect, EPEL, Python, Rust, Golang
20 Tomáš Hrnčiar thrnciar Checkmark.png Checkmark.png Checkmark.png Checkmark.png VIE <=> BRU en, sk Fedora Python maintainer
21 Julia Bley jbley Checkmark.png Checkmark.png Checkmark.png Checkmark.png FRA <=> BRU de, en
22 Carl George carlwgeorge Checkmark.png Checkmark.png Checkmark.png Checkmark.png SAT <=> ATL <=> JFK <=> BRU en EPEL Steering Committee, Python SIG, maintainer of too many packages. Also presenting at CentOS Connect.
23 Zbigniew Jędrzejewski-Szmek zbyszek Warning.png Warning.png Checkmark.png Checkmark.png WAW <=> BRU en FESCo, systemd
24 Davide Cavalca dcavalca Checkmark.png Checkmark.png Checkmark.png Checkmark.png SFO => FRA => BRU en, it Presenting at CentOS Connect, Hyperscale, Asahi, EPEL, Rust, Golang
25 Neil Hanlon neil Checkmark.png Checkmark.png Checkmark.png Checkmark.png BOS => IAD => BRU en, bad fr Packager, EPEL, CentOS Contributor, general menace. Also attending CentOS Connect and SOOCon24.
26 Neal Gompa ngompa Checkmark.png Checkmark.png Checkmark.png Checkmark.png JFK <=> BRU en FESCo, EPSCo, KDE SIG, Asahi SIG, Cloud WG, Workstation WG, etc., doing all the things. Also presenting at CentOS Connect.
27 Daniel Milnes thebeanogamer Warning.png Questionmark.png Checkmark.png Checkmark.png QQS (London) <=> BRU en Package Maintainer
28 Lumír Balhar lbalhar Checkmark.png Checkmark.png Checkmark.png Checkmark.png VIE <=> BRU en, cz Python package Maintainer
29 Artur Frenszek-Iwicki suve Warning.png Checkmark.png Checkmark.png Checkmark.png WAW <=> BRU en, pl Package maintainer
30 Tomáš Orsava torsava Checkmark.png Checkmark.png Checkmark.png Checkmark.png PRG <=> BRU en, cz Python-maintenance team in Fedora & CentOS
31 Charalampos Stratakis cstratak Checkmark.png Checkmark.png Checkmark.png Checkmark.png VIE <=> BRU en, gr Python-maintenance team in Fedora & CentOS
32 Nicola Sella nsella Checkmark.png Checkmark.png Checkmark.png Checkmark.png VIE <=> BRU it, en Package Maintainer
33 Till Maas till Warning.png Checkmark.png Checkmark.png Checkmark.png Bonn, Germany <-> Brussels by train de, en Engineering manager for NetworkManager, Nmstate, Network System Role, Package Maintainer, random contributor
34 David Cantrell dcantrell Warning.png Warning.png Checkmark.png Checkmark.png AMS => BRU en FESCo member, Fedora Council member, lots of Fedora stuff
35 Robert Wright rwright Warning.png Checkmark.png Checkmark.png Checkmark.png AMS => BRU en CommOps + Fedora Pride
36 Alexander Bokovoy abbra Checkmark.png Checkmark.png Checkmark.png Checkmark.png HEL => BRU en FreeIPA and other identity management packages maintainer
37 Christian Glombek lorbus Checkmark.png Checkmark.png Checkmark.png Checkmark.png HAM => BRU de, en, es OKD, CoreOS, CentOS Cloud SIG, GNOME
38 Arthur Bols principis Warning.png Warning.png Checkmark.png Warning.png BE <=> BRU nl, en Package Maintainer
39 Aurélien Bompard abompard Checkmark.png Checkmark.png Checkmark.png Checkmark.png FRA => BRU fr,en Fedora Infrastructure & CPE
40 Fabian Arrotin arrfab Checkmark.png Checkmark.png Checkmark.png Checkmark.png BE (local) => BRU fr,en CentOS Infrastructure & CPE
41 Petr Šabata psabata Warning.png Checkmark.png Checkmark.png Checkmark.png ZRH <=> BRU cs,en Package Maintainer
42 Sherif Nagy sherif Checkmark.png Checkmark.png Checkmark.png Checkmark.png DUB <=> BRU ar,en

Checkmark.png : present Warning.png : absent Questionmark.png : undecided

Budget proposal

This table represents the proposed budget to the Fedora Mindshare Committee. Note that the amount proposed below is final, i.e. you would not be reimbursed for more than what is proposed here.

Please estimate all prices in USD. Use latest market rates for approximate conversions from EUR to USD on

No Name FAS Airfare and/or rail ($USD) Hotel ($USD) Incidentals¹ ($USD) Total ($USD) Comments
1 Nikita Tripathi nekonya3 $1350 $850 $150 $2350 Attending CHAOSScon EU and FOSDEM. Base airport DEL.
2 Jona Azizaj jonatoni N/A $475 N/A $475 Attending FOSDEM only. Hotel sponsorship only.
3 Nicola Sella nsella $200 N/A N/A $200 CentOS Connect and FOSDEM. Partial airfare.
4 David Cantrell dcantrell $45 (rail) $701 N/A $746 Attending FOSDEM only. Hotel and rail sponsorship.
5 Sandro (Penguinpee) gui1ty N/A $550 (incl. train ticket) N/A $550 CentOS Connect and FOSDEM. Volunteering at FOSDEM.
Total -- -- $1595 $2576 $150 $4321 --

¹ — Taxi, meals, visas, travel insurance, other minor incidentals. Confirm other expense types with Community Architect before proposing here.


The following is a list of presentations, birds of feathers, workshops, talks and discussions organized by the community members of the Fedora Project. If you are a part of the community and have a subevent that is selected for the event, please feel free to edit the table below to add an entry with all the related details.

Order Name Date Time (CET) Speaker(s) Track/DevRoom Description URL
1 Orchestrating eBPF Applications in Kubernetes and Fedora Sat, 3 Feb 15:40 – 16:10 Daniel Mellado, Dave Tucker Containers During our discussion, we will delve into the developmental journey of bpfd, tracing its origins from Aya, a Rust library designed for eBPF development. Our exploration will extend to practical aspects such as leveraging the operator, deploying applications, and understanding how Fedora elevates the user experience as a host.
2 Adapting Your Project: Making Changes Without Breaking Linux Distributions Sun, 4 Feb 10:00 - 10:25 Fernando Fernandez Mancera Distributions As a member of the NetworkManager team, I understand the impact that changes in a free software project's behavior can have on various setups and environments, especially within the diverse landscape of Linux distributions. In our session, we'll navigate the challenges of evolving software behavior without causing disruptions across different distributions. We'll delve into best practices and strategies that ensure seamless transitions, drawing on real-world use cases to illustrate effective approaches. Whether you're a seasoned developer or an open-source enthusiast, this discussion aims to provide valuable insights into maintaining project stability while embracing necessary changes.
3 Enhancing Linux Accessibility: A Unified Approach Sun, 4 Feb 10:30 - 11:25 Vojtech Polasek, Lukáš Tyrychtr Distributions Join us for a discussion aimed at supporting Linux distribution developers in enhancing accessibility. As blind software engineers, we believe we can bring a unique perspective to this essential endeavor. We'll explore the challenges faced by blind users when using the Linux desktop environment, with a focus on constructive solutions. We will discuss two main topics: lack of preinstalled assistive technologies and accessibility problems of basic components of desktop environments.
4 Ipa-tuura: FreeIPA connector for Keycloak Sun, 4 Feb 12:00 - 12:30 Alexander Bokovoy, Francisco Triviño García Identity & Access Management The FreeIPA and SSSD teams have collaborated on a project to enable Keycloak to get a unified access for users and groups in FreeIPA/LDAP/Active Directory. It consists of a new Keycloak plugin and a bridge service to access the identity providers (FreeIPA/AD/LDAP). The bridge project, ipa-tuura, is based on the SCIMv2 API and provides an improved integration for classic directory services to cloud environments with an easy deployment. The bridge can also be used in a variety of different scenarios, from migration to synchronization of identities across different providers.
5 mkosi-initrd: Building initrds out of distribution packages Sun, 4 Feb 12:30 - 12:55 Daan De Meyer, Zbigniew Jędrzejewski-Szmek Distributions In this talk, we'll present mkosi-initrd, a project to build initrds out of distribution packages using mkosi, systemd's image builder sister project.
6 The Monolith versus the Swarm - A Comparison of openSUSE’s and Fedora’s Build Infrastructures Sun, 4 Feb 13:00 - 13:25 Dan Čermák Distributions Even though openSUSE and Fedora are both RPM-based Linux distributions, their respective infrastructures differ significantly. While openSUSE is built entirely using the Open Build Service, Fedora relies on a variety of tools to perform specific tasks of building a full Linux distribution. Both distributions have stood the test of time, and both approaches work for the most part fine for their communities. Yet, the question remains: is one of the approaches better than the other? And what are the advantages and drawbacks for the various contributor roles? The talk answers these and other burning questions and reveals the hidden weaknesses of both setups.
7 Upstream and downstream, best friends forever? Sun, 4 Feb 14:00 - 14:25 František Lachman Distributions Integrating the upstream and downstream world is hard. Isn’t it? During the talk, we will go through these and provide suggestions on what you can do in such situations and how to bring the best benefit both to developers and maintainers.
8 PipeWire State of the Union Sun, 4 Feb 14:00 - 14:25 Wim Taymans Open Media PipeWire started out as a low-level multimedia transport layer. Services such as screen sharing and later audio routing were added on top of this infrastructure. The recent 1.0 release marked a big milestone in the development. This talk will detail the current state of PipeWire and the plans for the future.
9 An introduction to Image Builder: building up-to-date, customised operating system images the easy way Sun, 4 Feb 15:30 - 15:55 Sanne Raymaekers Distributions Image builder is a tool that builds bespoke operating system images in a manner that is reliable and well-defined. Image builder supports the Fedora, CentOS Stream, and RHEL distributions for a host of target platforms such as bare metal, QEMU, vSphere and cloud platforms like AWS, Azure and Google cloud. It can build rpm ostree based images or "plain" dnf. It is shipped in a variety of ways: as a CLI tool, a cockpit plugin or a hosted service. We will take a look at the basic concepts, some of the features, and a new initiative targeted towards the Fedora community.
10 POSIX identities out of OAuth2 identity providers: how to redesign SSSD and Samba? Sun, 4 Feb 16:35 - 17:00 Alexander Bokovoy, Andreas Schneider Identity & Access Management This talk aims to define a common set of requirements and approaches to represent a secure POSIX identity management integration with OAuth 2.0-based identity providers. Aside from requirements towards client software on the Linux platform, we aim to define possible requirements towards other components of the integration, based on our experience developing Samba, SSSD, and FreeIPA for more than 25 years.
11 It's all about the email. Ugh, what? Sun, 4 Feb 16:45 - 17:00 Bogomil Shopov - Бого Modern Email The session's goal is to enlarge the horizons of the people building the open-source way of email.
12 Juggling with UIDs and GIDs: rootless container deployment with Ansible Sat, 3 Feb 15:00 - 15:10 Nicola Sella Containers The session's goal is to show a demo of how to manage a rootless container with Ansible.

Goals & messaging

Fedora 2028 Strategy: “Double the number of Fedora contributors active every week.”

Fedora 2028 Strategy.

  • Find it, use it, change it: Linux accessibility (Fedora Docs, Fedora Linux, release engineering tools).
  • Be a mentor, have a mentor: Empower a culture of mentoring in Fedora and scale it.
  • Release stories: Fedora releases should have a story behind changes in each release.
  • Open collaboration: More partnership with peer communities and upstream projects.

Open Source Values messaging: Freedom, Friends, Features, First

  • Freedom: We are dedicated to free software and content. (🔗 more)
  • Friends: We are a strong, caring community. (🔗 more)
  • Features: We care about excellent software. (🔗 more)
  • First: We are committed to innovation. (🔗 more)

Fedora Linux 39 Changes and talking points

  • Programming language stacks:
    • Golang 1.21: Update of Go (golang package) to the upcoming version 1.21 in Fedora 39.
    • Python 3.12: Update the Python stack in Fedora from Python 3.11 to Python 3.12, the newest major release of the Python programming language.
    • Perl 5.38: A new perl 5.38 version brings a lot of changes done over a year of development. Perl 5.38 was released on July 3rd 2023.
  • Package management - Retire Modularity: Fedora will discontinue building modules for Fedora Linux 39 and further in the Fedora infrastructure and shipping modular content to users.
  • Apps - LibreOffice 7.6: Update LibreOffice suite to 7.6. At the same time we plan to stop building LibreOffice for i686 architecture.
  • Fun & novel - Color Bash Prompt: Introduce a default colored prompt for Fedora's default shell bash.
  • Spins:
    • Sericea and Sway Spin Xorg-less: At the moment Sericea and Sway Spin ship with xorg-x11 packages. This proposal removed xorg-x11 packages from such artifacts.
    • Fedora Onyx: Creation of an official Fedora immutable variant with a Budgie Desktop environment, complementing Fedora Budgie Spin and expanding the immutable offerings of Fedora.
  • Fonts - FontAwesome 6: Update the FontAwesome package in Fedora to version 6.x, with a compatibility package for packages still needing 4.x.