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FOSDEM: Developers Meetings

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THE FOSDEM Organization IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT Gnustep, Mozilla, KDE, PHP and Gnome will hold developers meetings DURING FOSDEM MEETING

Gnustep, Mozilla, KDE, PHP and Gnome meetings will take place on Saturday and sunday : 16 and 17 February 2002 during FOSDEM

Brussels, Belgium ­ December 17, 2001

­ The FOSDEM orgnization is pleased to announce that the Gnustep, Mozilla, KDE, PHP and Gnome will have developers meetins in Brussels during the FOSDEM meeting that will take place 16 and 17 February 2002.

The goal of this GNUstep developers session is to get to known each other (human networking doesn’t do any harm, exchange our experience and knowledge, learn about unknown aspects of GNUstep (there are still things you don’t know, do you ?), speak about where we are and where we want to go. And, above all, have fun! All the leading developers will attend this forum so this is a great opportunity to learn more about GNUstep right from the source. The suggested conferences are not expected to be a « one-to-many » kind of talk but rather something like an introductory talk by the speaker for a couple of minutes and then an open discussion with the other developers.

Said Dennis Leeuw from the Gnustep project

« Raphaël contacted me last year to help him to organize the first edition of the FOSDEM. I helped him because I knew that the idea behind FOSDEM was really to promote the Free Software spirit. The organisation of so many developers meetings confirm that I was right. Think Free! »

Said Damien Sandras from the GnomeMeeting project

We are honored that main Free Software projects have decided to have a developers meeting during the FOSDEM event. It was really an amazing surprise when some of the main Free Software projects asked us if it would be possible to havea developers meeting during the event. For the FOSDEM organization it is the recognition that the directions chosen by the FOSDEM are aligned with what can expected from such an event. The FOSDEM’s goal is to build community programs to support development in key technology areas for both Free and Open Source Software, as well as outreach programs to introduce both individuals and corporations to Free Software development and the benefits of Free Software solutions,

said Raphel Bauduin, one of the FOSDEM organizers.

Last year OSDEM was probably one of my favorite conferences of the year, because it was a conference created and organized by opensource developers, targeted at opensource developers (even the organization of the conference follows Opensource principles!). A meeting of PHP Developer’s during FOSDEM is perfect, simply because that’s what this conference is for — to support and enhance the open source movement, by increased awareness of the different open source projects, and the opportunity to have face-to-face meetings which help turn e-mails into people.

Hughes Sterling from the PHP project


FOSDEM ‘s goal is to provide Free 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.



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