Lets meet in Brussels

The next ?DevJam will take place in Brussels during FOSDEM, February 24 and 25 in Brussels, Belgium. We have been allocated room H2213, capacity 100 people.

We are organizing a meeting which is a merger of two events and what we hope will be the start of a close collaboration of the free software community with the new Sun OpenJDK project.

In the past several years there were two main events around libre java for the GNU/Linux platform. The Fosdem "Escape the Java Trap" event organized by the GNU Classpath community, coordinating technical issues around implementing core libraries, compilers, tools and free runtimes. And "?DevJam", a GNU/Linux distro packaging conference organized by Debian, but meant as a cross-distribution coordination meeting to set common guidelines for packaging java programs and libraries.

The goals of the shared Fosdem/DevJam/OpenJDK meeting will be three fold:

Pointers to previous events


Posters of the talks available at: http://www.klomp.org/mark/classpath/fosdem2007poster/

The talk by Simon Phipps is actually a keynote in the main track, the talk by Tom Tromey is in the Fedora+CentOS room next to ours.] The other events are in the shared developer room. Full schedule of developer room at http://www.fosdem.org/2007/schedule/devroom/gnuclasspathopenjdkdevjam







12:00 - 12:45


Keynote: Sun Java (Video)

Simon Phipps


14:00 - 17:00


GNU Classpath Runtime Rumble

Robert Lougher, Ian Rogers (Slides), Christian Thalinger, Tom Tromey, Dalibor Topic


09:00 - 10:00


GNU Classpath Last Year & Next Year

Mark Wielaard & Tom Tromey


09:00 - 10:00


Java on Fedora

Tom Tromey


09:00 - 10:00


Java on Gentoo (Slides)

Petteri Räty


10:00 - 13:00



Mark Reinhold (Slides), Igor Nekrestyanov (Slides), Peter Kessler (Slides), Peter von der Ahe (Slides), David Herron (slides)


14:00 - 17:00


Distro DevJam

Tom Fitzsimmons (Slides) & Matthias Klose

There will many more talks and events during Fosdem that you can find at the Fosdem site http://www.fosdem.org/2007/schedule/days

Food & Drinks

NOTE: We haven't confirmed the locations yet, so consider it to be currently reservation pending, preliminary schedule, check back again to know for sure.

Please add Interested in joining dinner below in the list of people for the days you can make it so we can reserver enough seats.

Overview map:

Map of Brussels

Grand Place area map:

Map of Brussels's Grand Place

ULB area map:

Map of ULB area


Dinner (proposed)



Lunch: sandwiches in or around ULB.

Dinner (proposed):

Drinks (proposed):


Lunch: sandwiches in or around ULB.

Dinner (proposed):



Reimbursements will be done by SPI international (for the us-american participants (do we have any, now?) and by ~SPI-de (aka ffis)for the europeans.

This is the reimbursement procedure. It is based on the procedure from last time. Please check those instructions for more details.

Interested Individuals

Add your name here if you are interested in joining. Please include your full name, email address, affiliation, if you need travel sponsoring (and estimated amount) and where you are traveling from. Please do indicate on which days you would be interested in joining dinner. The entries are numbered to make them easier to count.

  1. Petter Reinholdtsen (pere at hungry.com)

    • Organizing devjam
    • Need sponsoring (400 EURO)
    • located in Oslo, Norway
    • Interested in joining dinner on Friday, Saturday and perhaps Sunday (plane leave 19:50)
  2. TomMarble

    • coordinating Sun's OpenJDK participation
    • will attend
    • Interested in joining dinner on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
  3. DavidHerron

    • Representing OpenJDK Qualtiy team
    • No sponsoring needed
  4. Mark Wielaard (mark at klomp.org)

    • GNU Classpath
    • No sponsoring needed
    • located in Enschede, The Netherlands
    • Interested in joining dinner on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
  5. Dalibor Topic (robilad at kaffe.org)

    • Kaffe
    • No sponsoring needed
    • located in Saarbrücken, Germany
    • Interested in joining dinner on Saturday and Sunday, arriving too late on Friday.
    • +49 177 26 64 192
  6. Thomas Fitzsimmons (fitzsim at redhat.com)

    • Red Hat, GCJ, GNU Classpath, Fedora, JPackage
    • No sponsoring needed
    • Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  7. Andrew Haley (aph@redhat.com)

    • Red Hat, GCJ, GNU Classpath, Fedora
    • No sponsoring needed
    • (+44) 7776 208373
  8. Tom Tromey (tromey at redhat.com)
    • Red Hat, GCJ, GNU Claspath, Fedora
    • No sponsoring needed
    • Boulder, Colorado, USA
    • Interested in joining dinner on Friday, Saturday and Sunday
  9. Mario Torre (neugens at limasoftware.net)

    • GNU Classpath
    • No sponsoring needed
    • Salerno, Italy
  10. Roman Kennke (roman at aicas dot com)

    • Aicas GmbH, GNU Classpath
    • No sponsoring needed
    • Mahlberg, Germany
  11. Geir Magnusson (geir at pobox dot com)
  12. Andrew John Hughes (gnu_andrew at member dot fsf dot org)

    • GNU Classpath

    • Sponsorship would be helpful (~250 GBP)
    • Sheffield, England
    • Interested in joining dinner on Saturday and Sunday (will miss Friday as I arrive too late).
    • +44 7757 806489
  13. Petteri Räty (betelgeuse at gentoo dot org)

    • Gentoo Java project

    • Sponsorship would be helpful (Flight tickets are ~200-250 euros)
    • Helsinki, Finland
  14. David Walluck
  15. Steph Meslin-Weber (steph at tangency.co.uk)
  16. Karl Trygve Kalleberg (karltk at gentoo dot org)
  17. Michael Koch (mkoch at debian.org)
  18. Joshua Nichols (nichoj at gentoo dot org)
  19. Matthias Klose (m at klose.in-berlin.de)
    • Debian / Ubuntu
    • Sponsoring to be determined
    • Berlin, Germany
  20. David Gilbert (david dot gilbert at object-refinery dot com)
    • JFreeChart / GNU Classpath

    • No sponsoring needed
    • London, United Kingdom
  21. Arnaud Vandyck (avdyk at debian.org)
  22. Christian Thalinger (twisti at complang.tuwien.ac.at)
    • CACAO

    • No sponsoring needed
    • Vienna, Austria
  23. Jeroen Frijters (jeroen at frijters dot net)

    • No sponsoring needed
    • Rotterdam, Netherlands
  24. Daniel Bornkessel (dbornkessel AT opensuse.org)
  25. Ian Rogers (ian.rogers AT manchester.ac.uk)
  26. Rene Engelhard
    • Debian OpenOffice.org maintainer

    • Sponsoring needed
    • Nuremberg, Germany / Ulm, Germany
  27. HenningSprang

    • Silpion GmbH, interested in getting an overview of free java and work needed here
    • Hoping on sponsorship by Silpion
    • Hamburg, Germany
  28. Rémi Forax (forax AT univ-mlv.fr)

  29. ?OnnoKluyt

    • Community Dabbler
    • No sponsoring needed
    • Interested in joining dinner Saturday and Sunday
    • Rochester, NY
  30. Jeroen van Wolffelaar

    • Debian
    • No sponsoring needed
    • Interested in joining dinner, one or two times
    • Utrecht, NL
  31. Peter Kessler
    • Peter.Kessler (at) Sun.COM
    • No sponsoring needed
    • Located in Santa Clara, California, USA
    • Interested in HotSpot, dinner Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and chocolate shopping

  32. Simon Phipps (webmink (at) Sun.COM)

    • Sun's FOSS strategist
    • No sponsoring needed
    • Located in Southampton, UK, and in Menlo Park, CA
    • Interested in some subset of dinner Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  33. Chris Gray
    • chris dot gray (at) kiffer dot be
    • No sponsoring needed
    • Located in Antwerp, Belgium
    • Interested in dinner Saturday
  34. Robert Lougher (rob at lougher.org.uk)
    • JamVM

    • No sponsoring needed
    • Chepstow, Wales
  35. Rich Sands (richard.sands (at) sun.com)
    • OpenJDK Community Marketing Mgr at Sun
    • No sponsoring needed
    • Boston, Massachusetts
    • Interested in dinner all nights - I like to eat!
  36. KurtGramlich (kurt at skolelinux.de)

  37. MarkReinhold (mr(at)sun.com)

    • Java SE Chief Engineer at Sun
    • Santa Clara, CA
    • Thanks for a great meeting!