Brussels / 30 & 31 January 2016



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)


Bloomberg technology helps drive the world’s financial markets. We provide communications platforms, data, analytics, trading platforms, news and information for the world’s leading financial market participants. We deliver through our unrivaled software, digital platforms, mobile applications and state of the art hardware developed by Bloomberg technologists for Bloomberg customers. Our over 4,000 technologists work to define, architect, build and deploy complete systems and solutions that anticipate and fulfill our clients’ needs and market demands. As well, we are known for providing unique biometric security to our customers for over a decade enabling them to access their service securely from a desktop computer, mobile phone or tablet. We have provided communications platforms, true electronic social networking and workflow connectivity in the financial world for over two decades. As a longtime proponent of open source technologies, our developers are also significant contributors to the community including Solr, Hadoop and OpenStack, and we are engaged collaborators with GitHub.

Bloomberg 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.


Codethink specialises in system-level software engineering to enable advanced technical applications, working across a range of industries including finance, automotive, telecoms and medical. As experts in Free and Open Source Software, they help customers take maximum advantage of the knowledge and technologies developed by the Open Source community. Their customers are international-scale organizations who seek competitive edge through design of enterprise appliances and embedded systems which are faster, smaller, more secure, more up-to-date, or more advanced than their competitors.

Codethink supports the event financially.


Colt provides network, voice, and data centre services to thousands of businesses around the world, allowing them to focus on delivering their business goals instead of the underlying infrastructure. Customers include 18 of the top 25 banks and diversified financial groups and 19 out of the top 25 companies in both global media and telecoms industries (Forbes 2000 list, 2014). In addition, Colt works with over 50 exchange venues and 13 European central banks.

Colt operates across Europe, Asia and North America with connections into over 200 cities globally. It completed the acquisition of KVH in 2014, an integrated managed communications and IT infrastructure services business, with headquarters in Tokyo and operations in Hong Kong, Seoul and Singapore.

Colt sponsors the internet uplink at FOSDEM.


CoreOS, Inc. provides distributed systems technologies to run at-scale services consistently across cloud and data center. CoreOS is the creator and maintainer of open source projects CoreOS Linux, etcd, fleet, flannel, Clair and rkt. In addition, CoreOS is the creator of Tectonic, an enterprise-ready platform that combines Google’s Kubernetes and the CoreOS stack for running Linux containers. The strategies and architectures that influence CoreOS allow companies like Google, Facebook and Twitter to run their services at scale with high resilience. Learn more at or follow CoreOS on Twitter @coreoslinux.

CoreOS supports the event financially.


Since 1997 DreamHost has helped entrepreneurs and developers the world over bring their dreams to life on the Internet. From domain registrations to web hosting and even powerful cloud storage and computing services, more than 400,000 customers trust DreamHost to be their online home. Packed with unbelievable value, DreamHost is the best place to launch a blog, website, or web application into the stratosphere. Learn more at

DreamHost supports 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.


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.


Minio is a distributed object storage server. It is written in Go and released under Apache License 2.0. The name Minio stems from Minimal Object storage.

Minio will enable application developers to build their own Amazon S3 compatible object storage without any special storage skills. It is light enough to be bundled along with the application stack similar to Node.js and MongoDB.

Our community hangs out on Gitter @

Minio supports the event financially.


MySQL is the world’s most popular open source database. With its proven performance, reliability and ease-of-use, 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. Oracle drives MySQL innovation, delivering new capabilities to power next generation web, cloud, mobile and embedded applications.

MySQL 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.


trivago is the world’s largest hotel search website, with over 900,000 hotels, 250 booking sites and 80 million monthly visitors.

But trivago is more! With people from all over the world, trivago is an international IT company constantly implementing the newest technology. Over 150 IT specialists are currently working on the continuous development of the high-traffic metasearch engine. Do you want to know more? Here’s a little more insight into our world of IT:

PHP 5.4 at it’s best, handmade on FreeBSD Javascript in browser and back-end Symfony2, Twig, Twitter Bootstrap, jQuery, Backbone and much more Storage facilities: MySQL Percona Server, TokuDB, Redis, Memcached, Varnish, InfluxDB, Solr, Kafka “Big Data” areas: Java, Hadoop MR, Hive, Pig & Co

Curious? Visit

trivago supports the event financially.


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.