[IOML] Invitation to FOSDEM 2005

Fosdem Organization pr at fosdem.org
Thu Feb 17 10:15:52 GMT 2005


The purpose of this e-mail is to invite you to attend the 5th edition 
of FOSDEM. This edition will take place on the 26th and 27th of 
February 2005 in Brussels (see http://www.fosdem.org for more info). 
The previous edition encountered a huge success with more than 2000 developers 
coming from all over the world to attend the talks of famous figures of
the Free Software and Open Source community.

This year, will be present (in alphabetical order):

Alan Cox - Kernel Maintainer
Alan Robertson - Linux High-Availability Project Founder
Alasdair Kergon - Device Mapper and LVM Maintainer
Alex Larsson - Nautilus and GNOME-VFS Maintainer
Alexander Dymo - KDevelop Maintainer
Andreas Zeller - Creator of ddd
Benoit Minisini - Creator of Gambas
Ethan Galstad - Creator of Nagios
Gerald Combs - Creator of Ethereal
Harald Fernengel - KDevelop Developer
Harald Welte - Netfilter Core Team Member, GPL Enforcement
Jeff Johnson - RPM
Jimmy "Jimbo" Wales - Wikipedia Founder
Ken Preslan - Developer of OpenGFS
Marius Mauch - Gentoo Emerge
Marty Roesch - Creator of Snort IDS
Matthias Ettrich - Creator of KDE, and Lyx
Olivier Fourdan - Creator of XFCE
Olle Mulmo - GRID Specialist, Globus Toolkit Core Team
Pat Mochel - Sysfs/Kernel Driver Core Maintainer
Richard M. Stallman - Leader of the FSF
Stuart Winter - Slackware & slacktrack Developer

And many others who will be giving talks and tutorials...

Several Free or Open Source Software projects have decided to hold a meeting during FOSDEM. It is a great occasion to meet core developers in the following developers' rooms:  Calibre room, GNU Classpath room, Clustering room, Debian room, Dokeos room, Drupal room, Embedded Software room, Gentoo room, GNOME room, GNUStep room, Jabber room, KDE room, Mozilla room, Opengroupware room, Perl room, PHP/Pear room, Tcl room. All those rooms have an internal schedule, including talks and presentations from lead developers.

Moreover, the Free Software Award will be handed out during the FOSDEM 2005 by Richard Stallman and other members from the Free Software Foundation.

Don't miss other FOSDEM initiatives like the Lightning Talks, the Key Signing Party, or the buffet.

FOSDEM's goal is to provide Free Software and Open Source developers and communities the opportunity to learn and discuss the latest developments in the Free and Open Source arena and to promote the development and the benefits of Free and Open Source solutions. 

The speakers mainly talk about technologies and make technical speeches.

The event is totally free.

This is a non-commercial event organised by people from the community. So we would like to thank our sponsors who have understood this and helped us making FOSDEM possible to happen this year again in the same spirit. Those include: O'Reilly Media inc., Linux Magazine, Freshmeat, Sourceforge, Argon7, Astaro, GNU/Linux Magazine France, Hakin9, Misc, PePLink, X-Tend, LinuxFR, Linux-Magazin, Best Of Publishing and all of our donators without who organizing such an event wouldn't be possible.

We encourage you to support FOSDEM if you appreciate the event and want it to continue in the same spirit. More information about the FOSDEM 2005 support operation at: http://www.fosdem.org/2005/index/support/

We hope to see you there. 


Damien Sandras
Community Contact

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