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.


List of devrooms at FOSDEM 2010

This is a list of all the devrooms that will be organized at FOSDEM 2010.

Devrooms are organized by the respective project(s) themselves. Where available, we give a link to each devroom's call for talks and its deadline. We encourage any project that shares the same interests as a devroom, to submit a talk proposal there.

If your project does not fit in any devroom, you can apply for a lightning talk at FOSDEM: call for lightningtalks (deadline: 2009-12-20).

And in case you're wondering why you don't see any Linux distribution project here: read about the distro miniconf.

  • Alt-OS Call for talks (deadline: 25 dec)
    Anything-but-Linux-disTro Operating System:
    Talks and workshops about alternative (non Linux based) opensource operating systems, in the purpose of sharing experience on application ports, common driver development and design differences.
  • BSD (contact email)
    The Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD) is a free open source version of the operating system Unix, which evolved at the University of Berkeley starting 1975. The name BSD is now used collectively for the modern descendants of these distributions. Most notable among these today is perhaps the major open source BSDs (FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, DragonFly BSD) which have themselves spawned a number of children.
  • Coreboot Call for talks
    coreboot (formerly known as LinuxBIOS) is a Free Software project aimed at replacing the proprietary BIOS (firmware) you can find in most of today's computers. It performs just a little bit of hardware initialization and then executes a so-called payload.
  • Crossdesktop (contact email)
    The "CrossDesktop" developer room is a collaboration across, but not limited to, KDE, GNOME and XFCE to host talks about common topics, as well as interoperability.
  • Crossdistro call for participation
    We at FOSDEM want to push the envelope of our mission even further by organizing something along the lines of a "distribution summit" during FOSDEM 2010.
    The idea is that rather than having several distributions with their own respective and individual Developer Room, we will host mixed conference rooms where talks and sessions will be organized by topic, with contributors from all distributions attending and participating. Any linux distribution can participate.
  • Drupal Call for talks
    Drupal is an Open Source Content Management System built on PHP/MySQL.
    The recent year have seen an incredible growth in popularity. End users, developers and service providers alike are gathering around Drupal and interesting additions and show cases are seeing the light of day (integration of, amongst others OpenID, Asterisk, Flash video, Amazon webservices, jquery, ...)
  • Embedded / Mobile (contact email)
    The embedded/mobile room is the place to be for people with an interest in everything small, hidden, with different CPU's and/or a gadget or mobile device.
    Here we discuss and present things like hacking your phone, PDA or router and everything about cross-compiling. The people that gather here are usually doing tons of cool stuff with small low-powered devices, from playing music to controlling big and complex systems.
  • Free Java Call for talks (deadline: 3 Jan)
    The Open source Java community goes well beyond a single project. In this devroom we intend to provide a forum for many related projects to exchange their experiences around implementing, improving and using open source Java implementations.
  • GNOME Call for talks (deadline: 8 Jan)
    The GNOME devroom will host talks about the GNOME Desktop Environment and its underlying technologies. Some of these talks will target developers wanting to learn about the latest happenings in GNOME, some others will be meant for a wider audience to present the latest evolutions of the GNOME desktop from a user point of view.
  • GNUstep Call for talks (deadline: 3 jan)
    Planet GNUstep - a collaboration of GNUstep related projects including: GNUstep, √Čtoil√©, GAP (the GNUstep Application Project) and QuantumSTEP/mySTEP. The goals and topics are to teach interested developers how to write cross platform applications or port Cocoa applications to Linux BSD and Windows using GNUstep, share news about the latest development and plans on GNUstep, improve collaboration between the several GNUstep related projects, using GNUstep to write applications for mobile devices ((e.g. Openmoko, Beagleboard), GNUstep cross-platform integration and so forth.
  • Jabber / XMPP Call for talks
    The Jabber/XMPP devroom brings together developers of XMPP-using applications. The room will be used for presentations and tutorials on the protocol itself (starting out with a basic 101) and specific projects (libraries, servers, applications), hacking on XMPP projects and protocol development discussions.
  • JBoss (schedule already full)
    JBoss is the global leader in enterprise-class open source middleware.
  • KDE Call for talks (deadline: 3 jan)
    KDE is an international community that creates Free Software for desktop and portable computing. Among KDE's products are a modern desktop system for Linux and UNIX platforms, and comprehensive office productivity and groupware suites. KDE offers hundreds of software titles in many categories including web applications, multimedia, entertainment, educational, graphics and software development.
  • Mono Developer Room Call for talks (deadline: 20 dec)
    In an attempt to reach out to a part of the free/open-source software community that has traditionally been quite underrepresented compared to it's size, we would like to propose the FOSDEM 2010 Mono Developer Room. In this room, we intend to take a look at the following subjects: Mono and desktops (How Mono cooperates with GNOME / KDE / ...), a sort of "What's new in Mono" state of the union, cool applications built with Mono, Silverlight: why do we care? Do we care?, Mono as a way to attract more developers in the F/OSS community, by converting .NET developers to real hackers, ...
  • Mozilla (contact email)
    The Mozilla project is a global community of people who believe that openness, innovation, and opportunity are key to the continued health of the Internet. We have worked together since 1998 to ensure that the Internet is developed in a way that benefits everyone. We are best known for creating the Mozilla Firefox web browser.
    The Mozilla project uses a community-based approach to create world-class open source software and to develop new types of collaborative activities. We create communities of people involved in making the Internet experience better for all of us.
  • MySQL and Friends Call for talks (deadline: 3 Jan)
    Talks and discussions related to the MySQL Ecosystem. We're planning on setting up a conference with talks about the MySQL Server and related projects for DBAs as well as developers. We'd like to cover sessions about best practices (e.g. performance tuning, scaling, high availability) as well as introductions into related technologies and projects. The attendees will learn about new trends and technologies and how to make the most out of MySQL.
  • NoSQL Call for talks (deadline: 18 Dec)
    Given the success of various NoSQL meetups in Germany and the US, NoSQL seems like a very hot topic of debate between open source developers, application architects and infrastructure folks. The devroom will accomodate presentations on open source, distributed, non-relational databases, such as CouchDB, HBase, Voldemort, riak, Cassandra, etc.
  • and ODF Call for talks (deadline: 18 dec) is an international open-source project whose members, including volunteers, as well as employees of Sun Microsystems, Redflag CH2000, IBM, Novell, Red Hat, and others, are building the leading open productivity suite and its ancillary material.
  • PostgreSQL Call for talks (deadline: 22 Dec)
    PostgreSQL is a powerful, open source relational database system. It has more than 15 years of active development and a proven architecture that has earned it a strong reputation for reliability, data integrity, and correctness. It runs on all major operating systems, including Linux, UNIX (AIX, BSD, HP-UX, SGI IRIX, Mac OS X, Solaris, Tru64),
  • Ruby and Rails Call for talks (deadline: 4 jan)
    The "Ruby and Rails" devroom will set-up for the third time a 1 day program with presentations on Ruby and Ruby and Rails. We have invited some core developers and will also solicit abstracts for submitted presentations. Ruby is a dynamic, open source programming language with a focus on simplicity and productivity. It has an elegant syntax that is natural to read and easy to write. Ruby on Rails is an open-source web framework that's optimized for programmer happiness and sustainable productivity. It lets you write beautiful code by favoring convention over configuration.
  • Call for talks
    The X.Org project provides an open source implementation of the X Window System. The development work is being done in conjunction with the community.