FOSDEM is the biggest free and non-commercial event organized by and for the community. Its goal is to provide Free and Open Source developers a place to meet. No registration necessary.


Speaker announcement

We are happy to announce the first details of the FOSDEM 2011 program!

As keynote speakers, we are very proud to host Eben Moglen, Jonathan Corbet and Chris Lattner:

  • Eben Moglen will speak about "Why Political Liberty Depends on Software Freedom More Than Ever",
  • Jonathan Corbet will speak about "How kernel development goes wrong and why you should be a part of it anyway",
  • and Chris Lattner closes off this list with a keynote on Clang and the LLVM compiler infrastructure.

On top of that, there will be 6 fantastic main tracks, succinctly named 'Browsing', 'Cloud', 'Frameworks', 'Languages', 'Office' and 'System'.
Read on below for the current list of main track talks.

A more detailed schedule, including devroom schedules, talk abstracts and speaker info, will be published after we've taught the conference management system to behave more nicely ; )


  • Lennart Poettering: "systemd: Beyond init"
  • James Turnbull: "DevOps - More than Marketing"
  • Spike Morelli: "I'm Going M.A.D."


  • Michael Meeks: "Liberating Open Office Development"
  • Jos van den Oever: "WebODF: an office suite built on browser technology"
  • Boudewijn Rempt: "Calligra Under the Hood — Using the Calligra Suite Office engine in your own applications."


  • Andrew Gerrand: "Practical Go Programming"
  • David Fetter: "PL/Parrot: Cutting Edge Free Software"
  • David Chisnall: "Objective-C: Not just for Macs and iPhones"


  • Andrew Godwin: "Django's architecture - the good, the bad, and the ugly"
  • Martijn Dashorst on Apache Wicket


  • Gratien D'haese: "Linux Disaster Recovery as a Service (with rear)"
  • Soren Hansen: "Building a free, massively scalable cloud computing platform"The Storage Technologies Behind Facebook Messages
  • Manik Surtani: "Data-as-a-Service with Infinispan"
  • Nicolas Spiegelberg "The Storage Technologies Behind Facebook Messages"


  • Paul Rouget: "The life of a Firefox feature"
  • Kenneth Christiansen: "Qt Webkit goes Mobile"