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15.08.2001 Our Sponsors

Organizing a free event like the FOSDEM is impossible to do without money. That is why the FOSDEM needs sponsors.

O'Reilly in a Nutshell:

We are the premier information source for leading-edge computer technologies. We communicate the knowledge of experts through our books, conferences, and web sites. Our books, known for their animals on the covers, occupy a treasured place on the shelves of the developers building the next generation of software. Our conferences and summits bring innovators together to shape the revolutionary ideas that spark new industries. From the Internet to the web, Linux, Open Source, and now peer-to-peer networking, we put technologies on the map.


Linagora is proud to support the FOSDEM. The FOSDEM is one of the major events of the Free and Open Source software community in Europe. This meeting is the reflection of the Free and Open Source Software spirit : opening, freedom, sharing, and quality. It is because Linagora is built around these values that it was normal for us to contribute to the event as a Free and Open Source Software company. Linagora is an Open Source Service Company. Our purpose is to bring Open Source and Free Software solutions to our customers. These solutions result from the work of developers, it is normal for Linagora to help them back.

Alexandre Zapolsky, CEO Linagora.


OSDN, the Open Source Development Network, is the leading news, collaboration and distribution community for IT and Open Source development, implementation and innovation. Each month, more than 5 million IT professionals, developers and systems administrators visit OSDN destinations -- delivering more than 110 million page views per month. OSDN sites offer IT news, development tools, distribution and discussion channels, cutting-edge editorial, and ongoing education and evangelism among the IT and Open Source community.

OSDN is our main ads support.

Cisco Systems:

Cisco Systems is the worldwide leader in networking for the Internet. Cisco's Internet Protocol-based (IP) networking solutions are the foundation of the Internet, and provides the broadest line of solutions for transporting data, voice and video within buildings, across campuses, or around the world.

Cartel Sécurité:

Cartel Sécurité is a small French firm dealing in computer and internet security : secure hosting (including a biometry-protected Faraday Cage), pen-testing, PKI, auditing, consulting, etc. It is a strong believer in Free Software, supporting the development of LIDS, Meta PKI, and planning to get involved in the development of Prelude Hybrid IDS.


Kangaroot provides Linux installation, support, training and auditing for Small and Medium Enterprises. Mailservers, Security, webservers, windows integration, databases , ...
Supporting the community is part of our business. that's why we support TINA, help out in community projects and sponsor FOSDEM ( of course :). We hope to see you there !


Mind Linux solutions provides Open Source solutions for IT infrastructure and Embedded Linux development in the Benelux and Europe. Our Open Source IT & Security department specializes in the setup of IT infrastructure and security services. In addition to this we also deliver support and training. The Embedded Linux development unit provides architecture studies, tool chain setup, project implementation, support and training.
Sharp Electronics Corp. introduces the Zaurus SL-5000D Personal Mobile Tool, an innovative, handheld communication and multimedia solution for professional consumners and corporate users.


The Zaurus features Sharp's high resolution colour reflective LCD screen technlogy, a cleverly designed integrated QWERTY keyboard with a sliding cover, dual expansion with a Compact Flash and Secure Digital card slot, a powerful Intel StrongARM 206 MHz processor, 32 MB SDRAM and MP3 and MPEG1 multimedia player offering professional consumers and corporate users a next-generation mobile device for all their business and personal needs, from mobile communication to mobile multimedia and entertainment.

GNU/Linux & Hurd Magazine France:

This french magazine is devoted to GNU Linux, Hurd, BSDs and others interessant stuffs regarding these OSes. By publishing ads for FOSDEM and talking about us, lots of their readers discovered the FOSDEM and are coming ...


Envida delivers networked solutions, ranging from webhosting to tailored process management systems. We have a team of senior engineers in both Internet technologies and workflow management.
Building upon our experience we are able to offer scalable solutions that are tailored to be solid and simple, yet ready for the next era of e-business.
Our mission is deliver our products with speed and quality. We will not take up any contract that is beyond our capabilities, nor will we advise a less than fitting solution to increase our sales balance. In such case we will use our experience and contacts to ensure you find the right businesspartner for your needs.
Although our standard packages may very well fit your situation, our greatest power lies in understanding your business and providing you with a solution that is tailored to your specific needs.
Envida strongly supports open-source development and offers special discounts to open source projects and Midgard developers.

Envida hosts FOSDEM website.