Brussels / 31 January & 1 February 2015



FOSDEM would not be possible without the generous help of our sponsors. Thank you very much!

If you are interested in sponsoring FOSDEM, send us an email at or see our contact page for more information.

While FOSDEM is primarily funded by sponsors and the sale of t-shirts onsite, we also gratefully accept voluntary donations. See our donations page for more information.

Cornerstone sponsor

Red Hat

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

Red Hat supports the event financially.

Main sponsors

(in alphabetical order)

BMW Group

The BMW Group is one of the world’s leading automobile and motorcycle manufacturers with more than 100,000 employees in over 100 countries. Our automobile brands BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce enjoy a worldwide reputation. The innovative ideas and technologies developed by the BMW Group set the highest standards in terms of individual mobility in the premium segment.

More than 90% of automotive innovations are based on electronics and software. We want to keep pushing the limits of what’s possible, so we are currently seeking Software Developers in the area of: ConnectedDrive, Infotainment, Driver Assistance Systems, Driving Dynamics and App-Development.

Please find more information at

BMW Group supports the event financially.


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

Colt sponsors the internet uplink at FOSDEM.


Elasticsearch is on a mission to make massive amounts of data usable for everyone, everywhere by delivering the world’s most advanced search and analytics engine available. With a laser focus on achieving the best user experience imaginable, the Elasticsearch ELK stack - comprised of Elasticsearch, Logstash, and Kibana - has become one of the most popular and rapidly growing open source solutions in the market. To learn more, visit

Elasticsearch sponsors the event financially.


GitHub is the best way to build software together. Whether it’s your company’s app, your favorite open source library, or a weekend side project, GitHub helps everyone work together better by providing tools for easier collaboration and code sharing. Catch up on what happened while you were out or ask for help on a tricky chunk of code. Manage and contribute to projects from all your devices. The best part is you can keep using all of your favorite tools. Start collaborating on code today—open source project hosting is free!

For more information visit

GitHub supports the event financially.


GoCardless is a London-based startup that makes it incredibly simple for anyone to take Direct Debit payments.

In just 3 years GoCardless has become the UK’s largest Direct Debit provider, processing millions of pounds every day. Last year we grew by over 700%, and in the next 12 months we’re expanding into Europe.

We’re written in Ruby and we’re hiring. If you’re passionate about tech, care deeply about learning and finding elegant solutions, and want to work with like-minded engineers, come work with us.

GoCardless supports the event financially.


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

Google supports the event financially.


HP creates new possibilities for technology to have a meaningful impact on people, businesses, governments and society. HP not only extensively uses open source within the company but also contributes our expertise to hundreds of open source projects worldwide. HP actively drives industry-wide discussions on open source best practices as part of the Linux Foundation’s Open Compliance Program and SPDX workgroup.

Additionally, HP is also a key contributor to the OpenStack project, which is focused on developing a cloud computing platform, and offers private and public cloud offerings based on OpenStack technology.

For more information, visit

HP supports the event financially.


dog hunter LLC is a company specializing in the design, development and production of Wi-Fi modules, supported by the Linino distribution, aimed at automation control systems and sensors management.

dog hunter has headquarters in Boston, Massachusetts and subsidiaries in San José (California), EMEA (Zug, Switzerland) and APAC (Taipei, Taiwan), with team members working remotely from all around the world.

dog hunter offers a number of embedded WiFi solutions that can be used for educational purposes and projects, for hobby-related projects and in the automation industry in all sectors, ranging from home automation to medical, from robotics to maritime.

Through its brand Linino, dog hunter develops forward looking applications that will make life safer, more enjoyable and more productive. Linino is a Linux distribution based on OpenWRT with more than 3000 available packages, to each one of which a GPG digital signature was assigned.

dog hunter supports the event financially.

Linux Belgium

Linux Belgium is a regional company which sells Linux services to corporations and government institutions. Its goal is to facilitate the link between the commercial world and the Linux community. It was the first organisation to provide an Embedded Linux course anywhere the world, and provides 13 Linux courses in Belgium.

Linux Belgium has a focus on electronic rights, Free Speech, Fair Use, Innovation, Privacy and Transparency and encourages companies with Linux based solutions to specialise, collaborate and focus.

Aside from its focus on Linux training, Linux Belgium provides hotline and on-site support and consultancy services.

For more information, visit

Linux Belgium supports the event financially and by handing out free Linux goodies.


Launched in 2010, Lyst is an innovative way to shop for fashion online that’s used by millions every month. Lyst partners with the world’s top fashion brands and stores — from Topshop, Balenciaga, Alexander Wang and Burberry to Saks, Net-A-Porter, Lane Crawford and Barneys — to provide people with a personalised way to discover the fashion they love. Lyst has raised over $20million from a range of all-star investors and is growing rapidly.

Behind the scenes, we are a data driven company, passionate about Python and Machine Learning.

Read our developer blog for more info:


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.

MySQL is the world’s most popular open source database. With its proven ease-of-use, performance, and scalability, MySQL has become the leading database choice for Web-based applications, used by high profile web properties including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Yahoo!, and many more. See more at MySQL website.

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.

O’Reilly 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.

Visit to learn more.

O’Reilly supports the event financially.


Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in technology, opening new possibilities for people everywhere. Through relentless innovation and discovery, we are transforming the worlds of televisions, smartphones, personal computers, printers, cameras, home appliances, LTE systems, medical devices, semiconductors and LED solutions. We employ 270,000 people across 79 countries with annual sales of US$187.8 billion. To discover more, please visit

Samsung sponsors the event financially.


trivago is the world’s largest hotel search website, with over 700,000 hotels, 200 partner websites and 45 million monthly visitors. But trivago is more! With employees from all over the world, trivago is an international IT company constantly implementing the newest technology. Over 110 IT specialists are currently working on the continuous development of the high-traffic metasearch engine at the company’s headquarters in Düsseldorf. Do you want to know more? Here’s a little more insight into our world of IT:

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Université Libre de Bruxelles

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.

Cercle Informatique ULB

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.