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.


Free Java Developer Room

Room: AW1.125

The Free Java developer room

In the past several years there were two main events around libre java for the GNU/Linux platform. The Fosdem "Escape the Java Trap" event organized by the GNU Classpath community, coordinating technical issues around implementing core libraries, compilers, tools and free runtimes. And "DevJam", a GNU/Linux distro packaging conference organized by Debian, but meant as a cross-distribution coordination meeting to set common guidelines for packaging java programs and libraries.

The goals of the Free Java Meeting will be:

  • Clearing OpenJDK encumbrances
  • Increasing Java Ubiquity: working together across projects and platforms
  • Improve the distro packaging guidelines (filesystem layout, packaging inter-dependencies, browser integration, developer guidelines, etc.) used across GNU/Linux distributions for java libraries and programs.

Project and planning page:

When Event Speaker Media
Saturday 2009-02-07
Sat  13:15-13:45 The state of OpenJDK & OpenJDK6 Joe Darcy, Mark Reinhold
Sat  13:45-14:15 Project Jigsaw Mark Reinhold
Sat  14:15-14:45 Small Language Changes Joe Darcy
Sat  15:00-15:30 The state of IcedTea Lillian Angel
Sat  15:30-16:00 The IcedTea Plugin Deepak Bhole
Sat  16:00-16:30 Jalimo: Cross-compiling OpenJDK using IcedTea and OpenEmbedded Robert Schuster
Sat  16:45-17:15 How to port a Java GUI backend to a new platform using Caciocavallo Mario Torre, Roman Kennke
Sat  17:15-17:45 OpenGL ES to boost embedded Java Guillaume Legris
Sat  17:45-18:15 XRender Java2D Pipeline Clemens Eisserer
Sat  18:15-18:45 Gervill Software Synthesizer Karl Helgason
Sunday 2009-02-08
Sun  10:00-10:15 Cacao Michael Starzinger
Sun  10:15-10:45 VMKit Nicolas Geoffray
Sun  10:45-11:00 Jikes RVM 3 Ian Rogers
Sun  11:00-11:30 PhoneME CLDC and CDC VMs Terrence Barr
Sun  11:45-12:15 Groovy Grails for NetBeans Matthias Schmidt
Sun  12:15-12:45 Towards a Universal VM Alex Buckley
Sun  12:45-13:15 JSR292 - Supporting Dynamically Typed Languages Remi Forax
Sun  14:00-14:15 JamVM Robert Lougher
Sun  14:15-14:45 Porting a Java VM to a Hardware Accelerator Guennadi Liakhovetski
Sun  14:45-15:15 JNode Levente Sántha
Sun  15:15-15:30 Zero/Shark Gary Benson
Sun  15:45-16:00 Recruiting people to FOSS Java projects Petteri Räty
Sun  16:00-16:30 OpenJDK Community Priorities Dalibor Topic
Sun  16:30-17:00 Pure GPL - Is it still up to date Terrence Barr