FOSDEM - Info en Archive of FOSDEM 2009 <p style="color:#FF0000; font-size:15px;">These pages have been <b>archived</b>. <br/>For information about the latest FOSDEM edition please check this url: <a href=""></a></p> Info Fri, 19 Jun 2009 19:51:28 +0200 chri 205 at FOSDEM 2009 Recordings <p>You might have noticed the videos are already online on our different mirrors. Round robin loadbalancing is performed using the following link: <a href=""></a>.</p> <p>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.</p><p>Our official channel page is: <a href=""></a>.</p> Info Sat, 28 Mar 2009 10:50:13 +0100 chri 204 at FOSDEM 2009 is over <p>FOSDEM 2009 is over. We hope you enjoyed it and we are looking forward to seeing you again next year.</p> <p> Right now, rest is needed. </p> <img src="" style="float:left; margin-right: 1em; margin-bottom: 1em;"> Info Mon, 09 Feb 2009 13:18:54 +0100 condor 202 at Room error in booklet ! <p>The <u>rooms</u> of the Main Tracks are <u>not correct</u> in the booklet<br/> The website is correct, here's the correct information:<br/><br/> <u>Janson : Kernel Track</u> (Syslinux, ext4, System slow)<br/> <u>Chavanne : Collaboration</u> (MediaWiki, Zarafa, CalDAV)<br/></p> Sorry for the inconvenience Info Sun, 08 Feb 2009 12:43:27 +0100 chri 200 at Job Corner <p>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.</p> <p>The job corner will be around the end of the main hallway (H building).</p> <p>We'd like to stress on these rules:</p> <b><u>Allowed</u></b> <ul><li>Open Source Related </li> <li>Open Source Development</li> <li>Open Source Products Integration</li> <li>Flyers with info about the job</li> <li>Passive Recruitment <small>(paper)</small></li> </ul> <b><u>Forbidden</u></b> <ul><li>NO Non-Open Source Jobs</li> <li>NO Partially Open Source </li> <li>NO Job adverts on other places than the job corner</li> <li>NO Active Recruitment <small>(inviting visitors to look at your jobs)</small></li></ul> <center><i>Please respect what we do and don't break these rules</i></center> Info Thu, 05 Feb 2009 20:25:34 +0100 chri 132 at Printable schedule available <p>A printable version of the complete FOSDEM 2009 schedule is available as a PDF, compiled on 6 pages: <a href="/2009/schedule/pdf">download</a> <p>The information folder/booklet is available as well, from here: <a href=""></a> (8.4MB PDF)</p> Info Thu, 05 Feb 2009 01:23:00 +0100 loki 135 at Announcing Beer Distribution v3.1 <img src="/files/beer.jpg" alt="" style="float:left; margin-right: 1em;" /> <p>This Friday, 6 February 2009, the annual FOSDEM Beer Event will take place at the <a href="">Delirium Caf&eacute;</a> near the Grand'Place in Brussels. Be there!</p> <p>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).</p> <p>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.</p> <h1>What has changed</h1> <h2>Access control</h2> <p>This year, we have reserved the ground floor of the bar (which has also been expanded since last year) as a private party for FOSDEM. Delirium Security will help us keep this area FOSDEM-only. If you meet a guard at the entrance to the bar, make it clear to him that you are there for the FOSDEM party.</p> <h2>Tokens for beer</h2> <p>Last year's system of pre-paying for beer and marking people with dots worked very well. We are improving on this method by introducing "tokens". When you arrive at the bar, find a member of FOSDEM staff (look for yellow tshirts). In exchange for money, you will receive "beer tokens". </p> <p>Tokens are 3EUR each. One token, one beer. For the sake of simplicity, "soda" (cola, lemonade, etc) is beer too. Tokens may be bought individually, but FOSDEM staff prefers to deal with paper money rather than metal money. It's lighter and easier to sort.</p> <h2>Free Beer!</h2> <p>Possibly the coolest improvement to this year's edition: <a href="">Google</a> has kindly offered to sponsor some Free Beer to the geeks attending our Beer Event! To ensure a fair distribution of Free Beer, and not just a bulk distribution to early birds or similar, Free Beer will be distributed periodically throughout the evening until it runs out.</p> <h1>What has not changed</h1> <h2>Quality of Service</h2> <p>To keep latencies low and throughput high, we need everyone's help. The easiest way to keep things going smoothly is for everyone to implement a transmit and receive window. Do not order individual beers -- order beers for people around you too! Trays will be made available to efficiently move more than one beer from the bar to where they are needed. Similarly, when ordering beer, please take a moment to collect any empty glasses around you on a tray and send them back to be bar with whoever is ordering beer.</p> <h2>Laws of Physics</h2> <p>Sadly, even the FOSDEM Beer Event is subject to some basic laws of physics. We were unable to get an exception for the principle that no two solid objects can occupy the same space at the same time. If you find the bar getting too crowded, it might help to go for dinner and come back. The bar will be open until 06:00. While FOSDEM staff will stop distributing tokens sometime after midnight (we have a conference to set up early in the morning), the tokens will be valid all night and after tokens run out, beer can be exchanged directly for cash too (same prices).</p> <h2>A note of caution</h2> <p> Unlike some other beers, Belgian beer is not just coloured water. Some beers contain significant quantities of alcohol and <em>will</em> give you a pounding hangover. FOSDEM staff is not responsible for any hallucinations you may experience as a result of this event. :-) </p> <h1>See you Friday!</h1> <h2>Be there!</h2> <p> A lot of work has gone into making this beer event the best ever. We've taken into account the suggestions from previous years and are confident that this edition will be a blast. Bring your friends and join us for a great evening out! </p> <h2>Contact and location</h2> <p>If you manage to get lost somehow, despite this handy little map, <a href="">call Philip</a>. He might not be able to help you find the way, but he should be able to find someone who can! :-)</p> <div align="center"><iframe width="425" height="350" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" src=";hl=en&amp;geocode=&amp;time=&amp;date=&amp;ttype=&amp;q=belgium,+brussels,+Impasse+De+La+Fid%C3%A9lit%C3%A9+4+A&amp;sll=37.0625,-95.677068&amp;sspn=27.19936,58.623047&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;om=1&amp;s=AARTsJp_Ff8HCfYnFJLf_Jfr56L4aJUupA&amp;ll=50.849415,4.354963&amp;spn=0.004742,0.00912&amp;z=16&amp;iwloc=addr&amp;output=embed"></iframe><br /></div> <div style="clear:both;"></div> Info Mon, 02 Feb 2009 21:39:38 +0100 philip 195 at New to FOSDEM? <p>The way FOSDEM works is a little different from other conferences. Here's a list of good-to-knows:</p> <ul><li>Entrance is <b>free</b>, but <a href="">donations</a> are welcome</li> <li>There is <b>no subscription</b>, just come to the <a href="">campus</a> and enjoy the conference</li> <li>It's a <b>technical</b> conference, don't expect marketing/sponsored-talks</li> <li>It's not a bad idea to <b>make a list of must-see lectures</b> beforehand. Check out the <a href="">Main Tracks</a>, <a href="">Developer Rooms</a>, <a href="">Lightning Talks</a> and <a href="">Stands</a></li> <li>If you arrive on friday, check out our <a href="">Beer Event</a></li> <li>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</li></ul> <p>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.</p> Info Sat, 31 Jan 2009 15:27:13 +0100 chri 193 at Free attended cloakroom <p>Another novelty for the FOSDEM 2009 edition: A free attended <a href="">cloakroom</a> (coatroom , coat checks)</p> <p>Tired of carrying your coat, bags or umbrella around? Store them securely at our free staffed cloakroom and pick them up when you need them again. Simply follow the signalization.</p> Info Tue, 27 Jan 2009 01:00:28 +0100 condor 187 at PGP Key Signing Party: just a few days left ! <p>If you want to participate in the <a href="/2009/keysigning">FOSDEM 2009 PGP Key Signing Party</a>, you must submit your public key before Thursday evening 2009-01-29 20:00 UTC.</p> <p>See <a href="/2009/keysigning">here</a> and <a href="">here</a> for further details and how to submit your key.</p> Info Sun, 25 Jan 2009 21:16:07 +0100 loki 185 at