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.


Alt-OS Developer Room

Room: AW1.105

During the previous edition of FOSDEM, several alternative FOSS Operating System projects (Haiku, ReactOS) shared booths, but there were discussions about going beyond presenting each projects on its own, and instead seek cooperation. Recently, at the Google Summer of Code mentor summit, other OS projects gathered and formed the Rosetta OS group to work on driver sharing.

This year, the "Alt-OS" devroom on Sunday from 9:00 to 17:00 is organized by members of the Rosetta OS project.

This devroom is meant as a place for Free and OpenSource Alternative Operating System projects to share ideas and work on topics like:

  • distinguishing design and features,
  • device drivers and how to share them,
  • sharing code for internal components,
  • internal usage of other FOSS projects to build upon,
  • application portability,
  • interoperability,
    • file formats,
    • extended attributes
    • ...