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Feb 24, 2006, 08:30 (0 Talkback[s])

FOSDEM 2006: February 25th-26th in Brussels

[ Thanks to jonita for this link. ]

FOSDEM takes place on the 25th and 26th of February 2006 in Brussels, Belgium (see http://www.fosdem.org for more info). You are all invited to take part in the largest Free Software and Open Source event. The previous edition encountered a huge success with more than 3000 participants coming from all over the world to attend the talks of famous figures of the Free Software and Open Source community.

This year, will be present (in alphabetical order):

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, Business & Community Development for Ubuntu
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 speakers have been interviewed. You can find their interviews at the following address: http://www.fosdem.org/2006/index/interviews

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 Software, 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.

Do not 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 with 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 their technologies and make technical speeches.

The event is totally free.

This is a non-commercial event organised by people from the community, that is why 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 http://www.fosdem.org/2006/index/support/

We hope to see you there.

The FOSDEM team

Calgary LinuxFest 2006

[ Thanks to Dave Watkins for this link. ]

The Calgary Linux Users Group, http://www.clug.ca presents Calgary LinuxFest 2006.

Calgary LinuxFest 2006 is a one-day conference and exhibition promoting the use of GNU Linux, free and and open source software. The conference will feature a keynote speaker with two speaker tracks focusing on both new users as those more technically advanced.

Interested speakers should contact Dave Watkins, VP CLUG, at dwatkins@clug.ca or by phone at (403)701-5746 or Shawn Grover, President/Event Cooridinator at sgrover@clug.ca

Everyone, regardless of their experience with Linux, is invited to attend. Admission to the event is free however, due to limited seating, advanced registration is recommended. Register at the Calgary LinuxFest 2006 website at http://www.LinuxFest.ca.

The event is scheduled for Saturday, May 6th, 2006 and will be held at the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Building on the University of Calgary campus.