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.


FOSDEM Beer Event

As every year, there will be a FOSDEM beer event on Friday night before FOSDEM (February 5th 2010).
As in 2009, this year's event will take place at the Delirium Café, in a beautiful alley near the Grand'Place in Brussels. In addition to the enormous variety in beers, the location also has enough room to accommodate the vast crowd of geeks we tend to be.

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. This is done by giving the code FOSDEM3 to the security, also printing this page can come in handy.

Last speaker interviews

To finish our collection of informative interviews with the FOSDEM 2010 main track speakers, we proudly present:

See you at FOSDEM this weekend!

Keysigning: list of participants now available

The list of participants for this weekend's keysigning party is now available. If you have submitted your keys to the keyserver and are participating in the keysigning party, you should now download the list and follow instructions at

Printable Schedule

A printable schedule (PDF) is now available. We will also print it out and make it available on boards around the venue, and it will also be available (in more verbose form) in the booklet you can get for free at the Infodesk. But if you prefer to have your own copy around, feel free to download and print. It is also quite handy to have an overview of the 300+ talks scheduled for FOSDEM 2010 !

New: BoF room for informal meetings

At FOSDEM, we've been trying to accommodate open-source projects of all sizes and maturity to the best of our possibilities. As our devroom capacity is both limited and very well-used, we've introduced new ways for projects to participate: the many stands, the lightning talks and the crossdistro room.

This year, we're adding yet another opportunity: a Birds of a Feather room.
The concept is simple: any project can reserve a timeslot (15, 30 or max. 45 minutes), during which they have the room just for them.

The idea is to hold ad-hoc discussions, meet-ups or brainstorms. It is not meant for talks, so there will deliberately not be a projector.

The BoF room is available on Saturday from 12:00 till 19:00, and is located in the AW building, room 117. It is a cosy and small room with 31 seats.
We will hang an empty schedule on the door on Saturday morning. Reservation is done by writing your details in the timeslot(s) you want to occupy. Maximum 3*15 minutes per project.

One more reason to get up early on Saturday : )

The fourth quartet of speaker interviews

This is the fourth batch of interviews with our main track speakers:

Next week we'll publish the last interviews. Only 9 days until FOSDEM kicks off!

Keysigning: six days to submit your key!

With six days to go before the key submission deadline, 128 keys have been received by the keyserver. While this is a nice round number, surely we can do better than that. There is still time to submit your key to take part in the keysigning. Why wait? Do it now.

Please remember that the submission deadline is Monday 1 February 2010.

For more information, see

New to FOSDEM ?

The way FOSDEM works is a little different from other conferences:

  • Entrance is free, but donations are welcome
  • There is no registration, just come to the campus and enjoy the conference
  • It's a technical conference, don't expect marketing/sponsored-talks
  • It's not a bad idea to make a list of must-see lectures beforehand. Check out the Main Tracks, Developer Rooms, Lightning Talks and Stands
  • If you arrive on friday, check out our Beer Event
  • 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

There are a lot more things to see during the conference like keysigning, LPI exams, food, drinks, free transportation,... check out the links in the left menu.

Job Corner

Like previous edition we are proud to announce companies will be able to inform you (our visitors) about job opportunities in Free or open source software. The job corner will be located at the end of the main hallway (H building).

There are some rules on what is or isn't allowed, but the most important is to use your common sense.

Are you going to ...?

If you are coming to FOSDEM, spead the word with the usual image on your blog...
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I'm going to FOSDEM, the Free and Open Source Software Developers' European Meeting
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