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.


Breakfast will be served

New at FOSDEM: Breakfast!

Breakfast will be available during the weekend from 08:30 at a very reasonable price. Sipping on a nice cup of coffee with a fresh croissant or pastry with butter/raisins/chocolate. Can you imagine a better start of the day?

For more information regarding food & drinks at FOSDEM, have a look at the catering page

Live Streaming

As a reminder: for those who won't be able to attend the event, a live stream of all talks held in the conference room "Janson" (that includes the Keynotes, the Programming Languages, the Build Systems and the Packaging tracks) will be provided in partnership with Linux Magazine.

The following link will take you to the schedule and streaming interface, where you can use several technologies to watch the videos (including opensource ones, with opensource codecs):
(no registration nor fee required)

All sessions held in Janson (keynotes and main tracks), Chavanne (main tracks) and Ferrer (lightning talks) will be recorded and available as video files after the event (including for download), thanks to NamurLUG and Linux Magazine.

Printable schedule available

A printable version of the complete FOSDEM schedule is available as a PDF, compiled on 6 pages:

The information folder/booklet can also be downloaded here: (8.7MB PDF)

Information Brochure available online

During the whole week-end visitors are invited to visit us at the FOSDEM Infodesk. There you'll get a bag that not only contains goodies and magazines, but also the information brochure containing the maps, and schedules of the event.

Many people also make a (small or generous) donation. Check the donation page to know what things you can win.

Oh, yes, download the brochure right now if you want: (8.7MB PDF)

Job Corner

During last edition we noticed a demand for a regulated job corner. This year we are proud to announce companies will be able to inform you (our visitors) about job opportunities in open source or free software.

The job corner will be around the end of the main hallway (H building).

We'd like to stress on these rules:

  • Open Source Related
  • Open Source Development
  • Open Source Products Integration
  • Flyers with info about the job
  • Passive Recruitment (paper)
  • NO Non-Open Source Jobs
  • NO Partially Open Source
  • NO Job adverts on other places than the job corner
  • NO Active Recruitment (inviting visitors to look at your jobs)
Please respect what we do and don't break these rules

LinkedIn Group

FOSDEM has also a LinkedIn group. To join the group and show your network you visit FOSDEM click here.

Keysigning party: Key submission due by Tuesday Feb 19th

Key submission for the Keysigning party will be closed after Tuesday, February 19th. Make sure to submit your keys before the deadline. See Keysigning party for more details.

Those that speak at FOSDEM 2008

Curious about who speaks at FOSDEM 2008? Here they are... Wanna count them?
Press the read-more button to see the list.

FOSDEM Beer Event - Pink Elephant Edition

Of course there will be a beer event the night before FOSDEM (22 February 2008)!

After last year's chaos, we made significant improvements to the organization this year.


  • New, larger bar
  • More, cheaper beer
  • Improved beer distribution algorithm (v3.0)
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