FOSDEM '08 is a free and non-commercial event organised by the community, for the community. Its goal is to provide Free and Open Source developers a place to meet.


Profoss virtualization

Profoss is organizing an event about virtualisation on 22 and 23 January in Brussels.

Profoss is a rather complementary event to FOSDEM, as it wants to spread relevant and objective information about the use of Free and Open Source software in Professional environments. Profoss wants to help you deploy Free and Open source successfully in the enterprise. The first day is dedicated to the business impact of virtualization, the second day will take a close look at technical aspects. All speakers are specialists with a proven track record in virtualization:

  • Frank Kohler, Virtualization project manager for SuSE
  • John Abbott, chief analyst at The 451 Group
  • Mike Kreiten, Product manager workstation and server at AMD
  • Duncan Hardie, Solaris Product Manager at Sun
  • Kris Buytaert, co-author of Virtualization with Xen
  • Tarry Singh, virtualization advisor and Avastu CEO
  • Kristof De Spiegeleer, Q-Layer CEO
  • Herbert Poetzl, project leader of Linux-VServer
  • Niko Nelissen, VP Business development Q-Layer
  • Mattias Rechenburg, OpenQRM project manager
  • Werner Fischer, Developer and OpenVZ specialist

Being close to FOSDEM and the Free and Open Source communities, organizers also want to support FOSDEM:
each person registering for the Profoss event with the promo code FOSDEM will get 10% discount and Profoss will also give 20% of his/her registration cost back to FOSDEM.