FOSDEM would not be possible without the generous help of our sponsors.
Thank you very much!
Red Hat is the world’s leading provider of open source software solutions, using a community-powered approach to reliable and high-performing cloud, Linux, middleware, storage and virtualization technologies. Red Hat also offers award-winning support, training, and consulting services. As the connective hub in a global network of enterprises, partners, and open source communities, Red Hat helps create relevant, innovative technologies that liberate resources for growth and prepare customers for the future of IT. Learn more at http://www.redhat.com/.
Red Hat supports the event financially.
Main sponsors(in alphabetical order)
Cisco enables people to make powerful connections - whether in business, education, philanthropy, or creativity. Cisco hardware, software, and service offerings are used to create the Internet solutions that make networks possible - providing easy access to information anywhere, at any time.
Cisco was founded in 1984 by a small group of computer scientists from Stanford University. Since the company’s inception, Cisco engineers have been leaders in the development of Internet Protocol (IP)-based networking technologies.
Today, with more than 67,000 employees worldwide, this tradition of innovation continues with industry-leading products and solutions in the company’s core development areas of routing and switching, as well as in advanced technologies such as Application Networking, Data Center, Digital Media, IPICS, Mobility, Security, Storage Networking, TelePresence, Unified Communications, Video and Virtualization
Cisco provides all of our WLAN hardware and helps us setting up the wireless network.
Colt is the information delivery platform, enabling its customers to deliver, share, process and store their vital business information. An established leader in delivering integrated computing and network services to major organisations, midsized businesses and wholesale customers, Colt operates a 22-country, 43,000km network that includes metropolitan area networks in 39 major European cities with direct fibre connections into 18,000 buildings and 20 carrier neutral Colt data centres.
In 2010, the Colt Data Centre Services business was launched to deliver innovative high quality data centre solutions at a Colt or customer site. Our Innovative data centres are rapid to deploy, flexible and highly efficient.
In addition to its direct sales capability, Colt has four indirect channels to market; Agent, Franchise, Distributor and Wholesale which includes Carriers, Service Providers, VARs and Voice Resellers.
Colt is listed on the London Stock Exchange (COLT). Information about Colt and its services can be found at http://www.colt.net/.
Colt sponsors the internet uplink at FOSDEM.
Google’s innovative search technologies connect millions of people around the world with information every day. Founded in 1998 by Stanford Ph.D. students Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Google today is a top web property in all major global markets. Google’s targeted advertising program, which is the largest and fastest growing in the industry, provides businesses of all sizes with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. Google is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. For more information, visit http://google.com/.
Google supports the event financially.
As the world’s largest IT company, HP focuses on simplifying technology experiences for all its customers—from individual consumers to large enterprises.
HP helps businesses focus on innovation instead of IT operations by offering robust solutions based on HP inventions, open source software, and industry-standard hardware in a converged infrastructure. As the leading provider of scalable Linux platforms, HP ships one Linux server every minute.
HP not only uses open source within the company extensively but also contributes their expertise to hundreds of open source projects worldwide. They built tools for open source governance in enterprises, then released them as an open source project called FOSSology. Aditionally, HP helps lead the thriving FOSSBazaar community focused on free and open source governance best practices, education, and tools.
For more information, visit http://hp.com/go/opensource/
HP supports the event financially.
The Linux Professional Institute (LPI) is an internationally recognised, vendor-independent organisation advocating and assisting the professional use of Linux, Open Source and Free Software, through the certification of Linux professionals. Established as a non-profit organisation in 1999, LPI is community-based and -supported. LPI’s certification program is delivered worldwide in multiple languages at over 7,000 testing locations and is supported by an affiliate network spanning five continents.
Since the programs inception, LPI has delivered over 300,000 exams and 100,000+ LPIC certifications around the world.
LPI offers level 1, level 2 and level 3 certification exams with an almost 50% discount to FOSDEM visitors and donates €10 to FOSDEM per exam session taken during the event.
The Oracle Technology Network is the world‘s largest community of application developers, database admins, system admins/developers, and architects using industry-standard technologies like Linux, MySQL, Java, and PHP in combination with Oracle products.
Visit Oracle’s website for technical content, downloads, forums and more.
Oracle supports the event financially.
Once again, we are proud to have O’Reilly as one of our sponsors.
They are the premier information source for leading-edge computer technologies and communicate the knowledge of experts through books, conferences, and web sites. Their books, sporting the iconic animals on the covers, occupy a treasured place on the shelves of the developers building the next generation of software. Their conferences and summits bring innovators together to shape the revolutionary ideas that spark new industries. From the Internet to the web, Linux, Open Source, and now peer-to-peer networking, O’Reilly puts technologies on the map.
O’Reilly supports the event financially.
Flumotion is a multiple award winning streaming software company that was founded in 2006 by a group of open source developers and multimedia experts. The company’s portfolio includes an open source streaming software as well as an Online Video and Radio Platform for major broadcasters and enterprises such as RTVE, Nestlé, Danone and Orange.
Flumotion provides the streaming infrastructure at FOSDEM.
The Université Libre de Bruxelles (or ULB) is a French-speaking university in Brussels, Belgium. It has about 20,000 students. The ULB very substantially supports the event by providing us with the location as well as infrastructure on-site.
The “Cercle Informatique ULB” is a group of students who help us book ULB rooms for use during FOSDEM. They also provide part of the catering during the event, the proceeds of which go towards funding their own academic activities.