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02 February 2009, 14:56

FOSDEM: Open source developers to meet in Brussels

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The 9th Free and Open Source Developer Meeting (FOSDEM) scheduled for the 7th and 8th of February, is expecting 5,000 open source developers to attend at the University of Brussels. The keynotes this year will be from Mark Surman, the Managing Director of the Mozilla Foundation, Bdale Garbee, the secretary of the Debian project and Leslie Hawthorn (GoogleSummer of Code). The event tracks include collaboration, software development, security, kernel, distributions and systems. Ext4's history, features and advantages will be discussed by developer Theodore Ts'o. Other speakers include Max Spevack from the Fedora Project and Rob Savoye of the Gnash project.

In the Developers Rooms attendees can meet project developers. The Developer Rooms will have presentations from developers of the whole gamut of open source projects, from a range of Linux distributions; Debian, OpenSuse, Fedora and CentOS, through desktops;, Gnome and KDE, to applications including; Mozilla, OpenOffice and Drupal. Attendance is free at FOSDEM and prior registration is not necessary.


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