FOSDEM would not be possible without the generous help of our sponsors.
They really get the Open Source spirit, and thus help us organizing the event year after year.

Thank you very much!

Cornerstone sponsors


Once again, we are proud to have O'Reilly as one of our sponsors.

They are the premier information source for leading-edge computer technologies and communicate the knowledge of experts through our books, conferences, and web sites. Their books, known for their animals on the covers, occupy a treasured place on the shelves of the developers building the next generation of software. Their 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, O'Reilly puts technologies on the map.

Sun Microsystems

Sun Microsystems has held open systems to be the cornerstone of its philosophy since its beginning, and has always been dedicated to delivering hardware and software based on open industry standards. Today, Sun's commitment to Free Software is reflected in it being the single largest contributing organization, public or private, of software to FLOSS projects in the world.

Sun is a key contributor to many projects including OpenSolaris, OpenSPARC, OpenOffice.org, GlassFish, NetBeans, GNOME, Mozilla, X.org, and recently announced that its implementations of Java SE and Java ME specifications are being released under the GPL as the OpenJDK and Mobile & Embedded projects, respectively.

For more information about Sun's efforts in FLOSS, please visit http://sun.com/opensource.


Novell, Inc. delivers infrastructure software for the Open Enterprise. They are a leader in enterprise-wide operating systems based on Linux and open source and the security and systems management services required to operate mixed IT environments. They help their customers minimize cost, complexity and risk, allowing them to focus on innovation and growth. For more information, visit http://www.novell.com.

With more than 35,000 registered members, the openSUSE project is a Novell-sponsored community initiative that promotes the use of Linux everywhere. For more information, visit http://www.opensuse.org.

For more information about Novell's efforts in Free and OpenSource Software, please visit http://developer.novell.com/opensource/ as well as openSUSE.org.

Main sponsors

(in alphabetical order)


AIGON was created in for just one purpose: providing a adequate data recovery services to its customers world wide. We are specialized in recovering data from hard drives and Raid Systems flash cards and pen drives. We at AIGON believe that we can achieve our company objectives by serving the interests of our clients. Adapting to our clients needs and wishes brings us closer to the daily reality and permits us to make quick changes in our own business processes.
If you are facing or you have faced a data loss we are glad to help you recover you data.
AIGON Data Recovery: Your Work ,Your Data, Our Responsibility

Aigon recovered the data from our crashed harddisk.


Argon7 is a one-stop-shop for graphical content creation and development of dynamic web sites as well as any specific solution that uses the Internet as a communication vector.
The goals of Argon7 is to remain human-sized, in order to keep a productive long-term relationship with its customers.

Argon7 designed the FOSDEM website and wiki themes.


Belgian Network Solutions is the leading housing, colocation and IP transit provider in Belgium.
Delivering services in the InterXion, LCL and MCI/Verizon facilities offering over 200 racks of space, fully meshed 10GigE DWDM rings and a fully redundant IP/MPLS infrastructure.
Belgian Network Solutions is the partner for all your datacenter solutions.

Benesol hosts our server infrastructure.


About Google: Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people around the world with information every day. Founded in 1998 by Stanford Ph.D. students Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Google today is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program, which is the largest and fastest growing in the industry, provides businesses of all sizes with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. Google is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. For more information, visit www.google.com.

Google financially supports the event.


hakin9 is monthly magazine about hacking and IT security, covering techniques of breaking into computer systems, defense and protection methods. Their magazine is useful for all those interested in hacking - both professionals (system administrators, security specialists) and hobbyists.
The magazine is of Polish origin, but is also translated and published in other countries and language versions.

Hakin9 is donating 20 international subscriptions during FOSDEM 2007.

GNU/Linux Magazine France

GNU/Linux Magazine France is the leading french magazine covering GNU/Linux software, development and configuration.

GNU/Linux Magazine France is donating 20 subscriptions to french-speaking donators.

Linux Magazine

Linux Magazine is the magazine for Advanced Linux Know-How. Based in the UK, Linux Magazine serves the international English-speaking Linux Community.
Linux Magazine is also published in German, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, and Spanish.

Linux Magazine is donating 20 international subscriptions during FOSDEM 2007.

Linux Professional Institute (LPI)

The Linux Professional Institute (LPI) is an internationally recognized, vendor-independent organization advocating and assisting the professional use of Linux, Open Source and Free Software, through the certification of Linux professionals. Established as a non-profit organization in 1999, LPI is community based and supported. LPI’s certification program is delivered worldwide in multiple languages at over 7,000 testing locations and is supported by an affiliate network spanning five continents. The organization has delivered over 120,000+ LPIC-1 and LPIC-2 exams and 35,000+ certifications, globally, since the program’s inception.
The Linux Professional Institute (LPI) develops professional certification for the Linux operating system, independent of software vendors or training providers. Established as an international non-profit organization in 1999 by the Linux community, LPI develops accessible, internationally-recognized certification programs which have earned the respect of vendors, employers and IT professionals. LPI's activities involve hundreds of volunteers and dedicated Linux professionals throughout the world in many different capacities, and the group encourages active public involvement through mailing lists and its website at www.lpi.org.

LPI offers level 1 and level 2 certification exams with a 50% rebate to FOSDEM visitors and donates 10 EUR to FOSDEM per exam session taken during the event.

MISC Magazine

Each issue of the MISC magazine features an in-depth coverage of a specific topic through a series of articles exploring the focused subject.
Besides, regular columns provide the reader with advanced techniques pertaining to information security. Because security can not be limited to technical and scientific aspects MISC also consider related domains as law or information warfare.

MISC Magazine is donating 20 subscriptions to french-speaking donators.


Maemo provides an open source development platform for Nokia Internet Tablets and other Linux-based devices. It is built from components widely used in open desktop and mobile/embedded systems. The Maemo SDK contains the tools needed to create and port integrated applications, replicating the Internet Tablet environment in a PC.
maemo.org offers official tutorials, documentation and repositories of unstable versions for testing. The website enables more services devoted to and maintained by the Maemo community: software catalog, project hosting, documentation wiki, Planet news plus mail and IRC support channels.

Maemo is donating 3 Nokia N800 devices as giveaways to FOSDEM donators.

Think Wize

Think Wize is an open source integrator specialized in ERP and business applications.

Think Wize will refund the 5 best scoring LPI exams through their FOSDEM sponsoring.


Cercle Informatique ULB

The "Cercle Informatique ULB" is a group of students who help us booking and using ULB rooms during FOSDEM.