Talks schedule is online

You can already take a look at the presentation schedule for FOSDEM 2007.

The speakers and topics that have been added are Keith Packard (, Pieter Hintjens (FFII, software patents), Pete Herzog (OSSTMM) and Kern Sibbald (Bacula).

This almost completes our main track, with only two open slots waiting to be confirmed in the Web track.

FOSDEM Beer Event

As every year, we're organizing the FOSDEM beer event at the Roy d'Espagne on Friday night before FOSDEM (23 February).

The Roy d'Espagne is a very nice café on the Grand Place in Brussels, certainly one of the most beautiful places in Europe.

As usual, the Estaminet will be ours for the night.

While coming over to Brussels to attend FOSDEM, don't miss this great opportunity to taste some of the finest beer in Belgium (and, hence, in the world).

Andrew Morton at FOSDEM 2007

It has just been confirmed that Andrew Morton will be one of the speakers at FOSDEM 2007.

Mr. Morton is the lead maintainer of the 2.6 Linux kernel branch, and as such decides which code is included in each kernel release. He's currently employed by Google, and was previously at the Open Source Development Labs.

As you might have guessed, his talk fits nicely into our kernel track.

Announcing some more speakers

In our schedule, you can now see a (preliminary) list of speakers at FOSDEM 2007.

FOSDEM 2007 will consist of 7 tracks, covering security, desktop applications, development, kernel, web and internet services. Keynote speaker for this edition is Jim Gettys, Vice President of Software at the One Laptop per Child project.

The new topics that we can announce today are: Samba (Jeremy Allison), gcc (Jim Blandy), Mono (Miguel de Icaza), LinuxBIOS (Ronald G Minnich), Java (Simon Phipps), JBoss (Tom Baeyens), Firebug (Joe Hewitt), and desktop application profiling techniques (Federico Mena-Quintero).

Stay tuned for more schedule updates, and don't forget to mark 2007-02-24 / 2007-02-25 in your calendar!

Call For Lightning Talks

Lightning talks are your 15 minutes of fame: every open source or free software project can apply for a lightning talk.
During exactly 15 minutes, one person gets to present the project or an aspect of it.
All lightning talks will happen in a large room that can host almost 300 people.

Proposals closed, there are no more lightning talk slots available

Promote FOSDEM 2007

Participate to this great event and put a banner or short tag on your website.
You will find some examples and html code on this page.
Thank you for your help !

PS: donations are also welcome. They keep FOSDEM up'n'running...

Devrooms list online

Have a look at the list of devrooms that will be present at FOSDEM 2007. It's located in the left menu under the tracks item.

You will notice that there isn't yet a shedule for the rooms. That one will appear around January.

Some FOSDEM speakers revealed

We are proud to announce the first list of speakers that will be present at the FOSDEM 2007 Conference, Brussels (Belgium).

First of all Jim Gettys, the Vice President of Software at OLPC, will speak about the One Laptop Per Child project during either the keynote or the closing talk.

In the Desktop Applications track you will be able to hear Øyvind Kolås tell something about Gimp GEGL (GEneric Graphics Library).
Kristian Høgsberg will introduce you to the eye-candy of Aiglx.

On the Security side we are glad to have H D Moore. He will have a talk about the Metasploit Framework.

With ReactOS celebrating his 10th birthday, we couldn't resist to invite Aleksey Bragin for the Kernels track.

A last thing I am allowed to tell today, is that Jabber will be present on the Internet Services track with Peter Saint-Andre as a speaker.

Soon, more info is coming... Keep an eye on the site,
and see you soon at FOSDEM 2007, 24&25th February, Brussels/Belgium.

Stands/Booths all full

We just had the confirmation that the Stands/Booths (those tables in the hallway with many many people looking and discussing) are now assigned to different projects. We will soon post the names and probably a map of the different stands.

The 'Main Tracks' team is also working hard to invite key-speakers about very-very interesting projects. This year there will be 2 parallel tracks with main talks. These talks will be located in the two biggest rooms of the ULB Campus.

We will post a news-item when we've published the names of the speakers.

See you soon at FOSDEM 2007!

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