this may of interest to some people on this list.
please note that it is free, as in beer.
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Date: Mon, 20 Feb 2006 08:49:27 +0000
Subject: [UKUUG-Announce] [Fwd: FOSDEM: Brussels, Sat 25 - Sun 26 Feb 2006]
From: Ray Miller <ray.miller at ukuug.org>
Organization: UKUUG - the UK's Unix and Open Systems User Group
Message-Id: <1140425367.24475.1.camel at lasting-damage.oucs.ox.ac.uk>
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Date: Sun, 19 Feb 2006 23:41:53 +0000
Subject: FOSDEM: Brussels, Sat 25 - Sun 26 Feb 2006
From: Alasdair G Kergon <agk at lug.org.uk>
The purpose of this email is to invite you to attend the 6th FOSDEM
on the weekend of 25th and 26th of February 2006 in Brussels.
Previous events were hugely successful with more than 3000 developers
coming from all over the world to attend talks given by famous figures
of the Free Software and Open Source community.
See http://www.fosdem.org/ for more information.
This year's speakers include:
Alex Russell, Project Leader of the Dojo Toolkit
Axel Hecht, Member of Mozilla Europe's Board of Directors.
Crispin Cowan, Architect of the AppArmor Project
David Roundy, Lead Developer of the Darcs Project
Geert Bevin, Lead Developer of RIFE
Greg Stein, One of the Early Designers of the Subversion Project
Ian Pratt, Leader and Chief Architect of the Xen Project
Jan Janak, Core Team Member of SER (The SIP Express Router)
Jason Huggins, Original Author and Core Team Member of Selenium
Jean-Marc Valin, Main Author and Maintainer of Speex
Jeff Waugh, The Challenge of the GNU/Linux Desktop
Jon Haslam, DTrace Project
Jon Trowbridge, Maintainer of Beagle
Julian Seward, valgrind Founder and Project Lead
Mark Spencer, Founder of Asterisk
Massimiliano Pala, OpenCA Project Manager and Chief Designer
Michael Meeks, OpenOffice.org
Richard M Stallman, Leader of the FSF
Tomasz Kojm, Original Author and Project Leader of ClamAV
Uriel M. Pereira, Plan 9 Hacker
And many others who will be giving talks and tutorials...
Several Free or Open Source Software projects have decided to hold a
meeting during FOSDEM. It is a great occasion to meet core developers
in the following developers' rooms: Ada, Calibre, GNU Classpath,
Debian, Embedded softwares, Gentoo, GNOME, GNUStep, Jabber, KDE,
Linux on Laptops, Mozilla, Opengroupware, openSUSE, Tcl/Tk, X.org.
All those rooms have an internal schedule, including
talks and presentations from lead developers.
Don't miss other FOSDEM initiatives like the Key
Signing Party, or the LPI exams.
FOSDEM's goal is to provide Free Software and Open Source developers
and communities the opportunity to learn and discuss the latest
developments in the Free and Open Source arena and to promote the
development and the benefits of Free and Open Source solutions.
The speakers mainly talk about technologies and make technical
The event is totally free.
This is a non-commercial event organised by people from the
community. So we would like to thank our sponsors who have understood
this and helped us making FOSDEM possible to happen this year again
in the same spirit. Those include: O'Reilly, Google, Argon7, Canonical,
ESCAUX, GNU/Linux Magazine France, Linux Magazine, Misc, Nokia, Novell,
SUN Microsystems, Think Wize, Freshmeat.net, Linux Magazin, Sourceforge.net
and all of our donators without who organizing such an event wouldn't be
We encourage you to support FOSDEM if you appreciate the event and
want it to continue in the same spirit. More information about the
FOSDEM 2006 support operation at:
We hope to see you there.
The FOSDEM team
pr at fosdem.org
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Announce at lists.ukuug.orghttp://lists.ukuug.org/mailman/listinfo/announce
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