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.


GNUstep+OpenGroupware+Etoile Developer Room

Room: AW1.117

GNUstep Overview

GNUstep is a cross-platform, object-oriented framework for desktop application development.
Based on the OpenStep specification originally created by NeXT (now Apple), GNUstep enables developers to rapidly build sophisticated software by employing a large library of reusable software components.
GNUstep is used in production environments at several organizations.

OpenGroupware Overview

The mission of the OpenGroupware project is to create, as a community, the leading open source groupware server to integrate with the leading open source office suite products and all the leading groupware clients running across all major platforms, and to provide access to all functionality and data through open XML-based interfaces and APIs.


Étoilé is a Desktop Environment for Unix based on the GNUstep frameworks.
It focuses on the notions of modularity and small components, collaboration, persistence and flexibility.

The devroom presentations will allow to learn from and discuss with core developers about latest achievements and future directions.

Two additional sessions will be held on Sunday (15:00-16:00 and 16:00-17:00), but their schedule is still pending and will be announced on the GNUstep wiki.