FOSDEM '09 is a free and non-commercial event organized by the community, for the community. Its goal is to provide Free and Open Source developers a place to meet.



Archive of FOSDEM 2009

These pages have been archived.
For information about the latest FOSDEM edition please check this url:

FOSDEM 2009 Recordings

You might have noticed the videos are already online on our different mirrors. Round robin loadbalancing is performed using the following link:

From now on we also publish the videos on YouTube. Google upgraded our account so we can now upload videos without time-limitation. This means you can watch any video streamed and in one single part.

Our official channel page is:

FOSDEM 2009 is over

FOSDEM 2009 is over. We hope you enjoyed it and we are looking forward to seeing you again next year.

Right now, rest is needed.

Room error in booklet !

The rooms of the Main Tracks are not correct in the booklet
The website is correct, here's the correct information:

Janson : Kernel Track (Syslinux, ext4, System slow)
Chavanne : Collaboration (MediaWiki, Zarafa, CalDAV)

Sorry for the inconvenience

Job Corner

Like previous edition 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).
Read more to check the rules.

Printable schedule available

A printable version of the complete FOSDEM 2009 schedule is available as a PDF, compiled on 6 pages: download

The information folder/booklet is available as well, from here: (8.4MB PDF)

Announcing Beer Distribution v3.1

This Friday, 6 February 2009, the annual FOSDEM Beer Event will take place at the Delirium Café near the Grand'Place in Brussels. Be there!

With a large crowd such as ours, distributing beer is challenging both in terms of latency (getting beer to geeks as quickly as possible) and in terms of throughput (getting as much beer to as many geeks as possible).

Like every year, we have made some improvements and optimizations to the now notorious "Beer Distribution Algorithm". Please familiarize yourself with BDAv3.1 as described here and help us make this event the greatest ever.

New to FOSDEM?

The way FOSDEM works is a little different from other conferences. Here's a list of good-to-knows:

  • Entrance is free, but donations are welcome
  • There is no subscription, just come to the campus and enjoy the conference
  • It's a technical conference, don't expect marketing/sponsored-talks
  • It's not a bad idea to make a list of must-see lectures beforehand. Check out the Main Tracks, Developer Rooms, Lightning Talks and Stands
  • If you arrive on friday, check out our Beer Event
  • When you arrive on the campus check out our infodesk. You'll get a free bag with some goodies and our information/schedule brochure with maps and other info

There are a lot more things to see during the conference like keysigning, LPI exams, food, drinks,... check out the links in the left menu.

Free attended cloakroom

Another novelty for the FOSDEM 2009 edition: A free attended cloakroom (coatroom , coat checks)

PGP Key Signing Party: just a few days left !

If you want to participate in the FOSDEM 2009 PGP Key Signing Party, you must submit your public key before Thursday evening 2009-01-29 20:00 UTC.

See here and here for further details and how to submit your key.

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