Meet Debian at FOSDEM 2012

January 20th, 2012

The Debian Project is happy to announce that as in previous years it will be represented at this year's Free and Open Source Developer's European Meeting (FOSDEM) in Brussels, Belgium on the 4th-5th February. Debian will be present with a booth in the K building, ground floor, members of the project will be available for questions and discussion, and various Debian-branded items will be on sale.

Two talks in the keynotes track will be given by long-time Debian Developers, Lars Wirzenius and Bdale Garbee, who will talk about how to innovate the development process of distributions and the FreedomBox project, respectively. Other Debian Developers will give talks or hold discussion groups about specific aspects of the project:

Saturday, February 4th
11:30 Serafeim Zanikolas How to replace a legacy tool with 100k installations
13:00 Wookey Multiarch — why it's important
13:15 Moritz Muehlnhoff Univention Corporate Server
15:00 Lior Kaplan Debian packaging for beginners
18:15 Enrico Zini I wrote Distromatch, shall we use it?
Sunday, February 5th
11:00 Enrico Zini reloaded!
11:30 Kostas Koudaras, Oliver Burger, Laura Czajkowski, Christoph Wickert, Donnie Berkholz, Petteri R├Ąty, Stefano Zacchiroli Working with contributor communities (round table)
12:15 Neil McGovern 29,000 packages in 24 hours — Releasing Debian
13:00 Martin Zobel-Helas, Michael Scherer Distributions' infrastructure system administration (round table/Q&A)
15:00 Steve McIntyre ARM BoF
16:00 Lucas Nussbaum Debian Secrets — what I wish I had known before joining Debian

In addition, thanks to the help of the DebConf video team, streaming video for a selected number of rooms will be available.
See you in Brussels!


FOSDEM (Free and Open Source Developers European Meeting) is a free and non-commercial event for the community and organized by the community. Its goal is to provide Free and Open Source developers and communities a place to meet.

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