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FOSDEM 2008 will take place in Brussels, Belgium on 23/24 February, 2008.

What is FOSDEM?

FOSDEM is a free and non-commercial event organized by the community for the community. The goal is to provide Free Software and Open Source developers and communities a place to meet to:

  • get in touch with other developers and projects;
  • be informed about the latest developments in the Free Software and Open Source world;
  • attend interesting talks and presentations held in large conference rooms by Free Software and Open Source project leaders and committers on various topics; and
  • to promote the development and the benefits of Free Software and Open Source solutions.

Participation and attendance is totally free, though the organization gratefully accepts donationals and sponsorships. More info... Call for Proposals

Fosdem 2008 (23-24 February, Brussels, Belgium) is legendary for being a focused and exciting developer and contributor conference. This year, it will host a Developer Room (DevRoom) for from 23-24 Feb. (the weekend). The purpose of the Developer Room is to give developers and other contributors the space and time to present and conduct workshops on and related technologies. We will have this room for the weekend, from morning to evening. All interested are welcome to participate, and if you have a new integration, extensions, add-on or functionality, here is your chance: you are invited!

More particularly, we are looking for two sorts of proposals, with the emphasis on workshops:

  • Talks: 45 minutes plus 15 minutes questions and answers
  • Workshops: 1.5-2.0 hours, hands on demonstrations, questions/answers, etc. Workshops should show, explain, describe what's possible with and for and how one can do the work demonstrated.

If you feel confident to explain how to implement a new filter, how to build and fix bugs, how to develop extensions, how to conduct QA, how to write documentation and help, or simply why it is fun to develop for one of the biggest open source projects of the world, send us your proposal!

Proposals should be 250-word abstracts for presentations and workshops. Submitters should make clear what projects in they have been working on, how developers or other contributors can benefit at Fosdem from their presentation/workshop, and anything else that can help in the judging.

Submitters are also invited to create wikis providing more information related to what they want to do. Our wiki page is at Main, but prior to creating any new page you should confer with the relevant project members and lead, so as to diminish informational chaos.

    • Deadline: 29 January 2008
  • Send proposals to:

We will notify you shortly after 1 Feb. if you proposal is accepted or not. It is possible that we will have some funds available to subsidize travel and lodging for those whose proposals have been accepted (and are more or less local), but ask that you first look for funding on your own. If you will be needing funding, please indicate as much in your proposal.

--The Fosdem 2008 Committee Room

This year developers and contributors have a dedicated room for the 2 days to hold talks and sessions.


There will be a table staffed by volunteers. The goal is multiple:

  • Evangelise and answer questions.
  • Distribute merchandise.
  • Have fun.

If you want to be a booth-being (the "staff"), please let us know! Send a note to the fosdem2008 list and add your name here.

Volunteers to be a booth-being:


(Your name could be here!)

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