Fosdem O'Reilly
2005 Edition Free and Open Source Software Developer's European Meeting

The Story

Birth of an event

During the year 2000, Raphael Bauduin, a fan of the Linux movement in Belgium, decide to make a small meeting for developers of Open Source software. He called it : Open Source Developers European Meeting (aka OSDEM)

He created a mailing list, a small website and told about it around him ... a few weeks later, lots of people were waiting for an exciting events in Brussel.

Raphael sent lots of invitations to known figure : Rasterman, Fyodor, Jeremy Allison, ... and so on ... and they gave a positive response : the OSDEM was on the road to success.

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