FOSDEM (Free and Open source Software Developers’ European Meeting) is a non-commercial, volunteer organized European event centered around free and open source software development that is held every year since 2003.
This time it will bring together over 5000 hackers from around the world in Brussels on 2 and 3 of February, and Gnome is going to be there of course!
A Gnome stand where you’ll find DavidKing, EkaterinaGerasimova, EmilyGonyer, TobiasMueller, PascalTerjan and AndreasNilsson, will be available for answering any questions, demonstrate cool Gnome stuff and promote this year’s security campaign with t-shirts and posters!
FOSDEM 2013 t-shirt with a Gnome-shield badge
Although the main activities will start in February 2, a beer event will prepare the ground at Friday, 1 February.
The schedule of this year’s FOSDEM is of course already available and it includes many keynotes, series of talks, Distribution miniconf, devrooms, lighting talks and even certification exams!
Welcome to FOSDEM 2013!
Kohsuke Kawaguchi who is the creator of the Jenkins open source integration server is going to talk about the Jenkins community. In this talk, Koshuke will discuss how the Jenkins project and the community work, what the ingredients are, why they help you attract more developers into your projects, and why it matters.
Amelia Andersdotter who is a Member of the European Parliament, will talk about the political and legal roadblocks on the path to free software adoption, and analyse what can we expect from the future, and how do we deal with the present.
Leslie Hawthorn who is an internationally known community manager, speaker and author, will explore the nuances of public and private discourse in FOSS projects, using real world examples from her experience interacting with more than 200 communities over the past six years.
Some closing words, and the legendary FOSDEM dance.
Don’t miss it!