FOSDEM '10 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. No registration necessary.


Call For Developer Rooms

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A devroom is a room in which projects can organize their own schedule made of presentations, brainstorming and hacking sessions. Our goal is to stimulate developer collaboration and cross-pollination between projects, and as such we strongly favor projects with similar goals and domains to host a devroom together.

Distribution projects: As every year we only have a limited number of rooms, yet every year more and more individual distributions request a Developer Room at FOSDEM. We do not want to have to choose between them, but instead push our mission of a collaboration platform and cross-pollination even further. We will host mixed distribution rooms where talks and sessions will be organized by topic. Contributors from all distributions are welcome to join in order to participate, attend, propose topics and sessions. To do so, please subscribe to the distro mailinglist.

What we offer:

  • a room on Saturday and/or Sunday,
  • a video projector (with VGA cable)
  • power (C/E plugs)
  • wired (RJ-45) network with Internet access at the speaker's desk,
  • best-effort shared wireless Internet access (a and b),
  • publication of the schedule on the FOSDEM website, including speaker bios and talk abstracts.

Conditions for requests:

  • preference for requests with a general topic, eg. from projects with similar goals/domains,
  • be involved in Free or Opensource Software (the projects produce and release software under an opensource license or otherwise contributes to opensource activities and communities),
  • send us a devroom request before 2009-11-22 as described below,

Distribution talks are organized collectively on the distro mailinglist. Others can request a devroom by submitting the form below. For further questions, contact
The number of available rooms is limited so the FOSDEM organization will select the proposals that can get a devroom.

Key Dates:
2009-11-22: Deadline for devroom requests
2009-11-29: Acceptance notification of devrooms
2010-02-06 to 2009-02-07: FOSDEM 2010

Devroom request form