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 1. HenningSprang
   * Silpion GmbH, interested in getting an overview of free java and work needed here
   * Hoping on sponsorship by Silpion
   * Hamburg, Germany

Lets meet in Brussels

The next ?DevJam will take place in Brussels during [http://www.fosdem.org FOSDEM], February 24 and 25 in Brussels, Belgium. We have been allocated [http://fosdem.org/2007/devrooms/rooms 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:

  • Refocusing the technical collaboration and planning around GNU Classpath, gcj, kaffe, jamvm, cacao, ikvm and other libre java projects that are working together to provide a free JSE JRE/JDK to see how to incorporate and collaborate with the new OpenJDK project now that Sun has released and is going to release their implementation under the GPL (GNU Classpath's Mark Wielaard will coordinate this session).
  • Getting insight from, and giving feedback to, the new OpenJDK community on how to collaborate on shared goals (Sun's Tom Marble will coordinate this session).
  • Improve the distro packaging guidelines (filesystem layout, packaging inter-dependencies, browser integration, developer guidelines, etc.) used across GNU/Linux distributions for java libraries and programs (Fedora's Tom Fitzsimmons will coordinate this session).

Pointers to previous events


This is just the prelimenary program. Details to be filled in later. The talk by Simon Phipps is actually a keynote in the main track, the other events are in the shared developer room.







12:00 - 12:45


[http://fosdem.org/2007/schedule/events/30 Keynote: Sun Java]

Simon Phipps


14:00 - 17:00


GNU Classpath & Friends

Mark Wielaard & Tom Tromey


10:00 - 13:00



Tom Marble


14:00 - 17:00


Distro ?DevJam

Tom Fitzsimmons & 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


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

This is the reimbursement procedure. It is based on the procedure from last time. Please check [:Java/DevJam/2005/Oldenburg:those instructions] for more details.

  • Register your sponsoring needs on this wiki page. Deadline has passed.
  • A group lead by Mark Wielaard made a priority list after the deadline and passed it on to Petter Reinholdtsen.
  • The people apprived for sponsoring are notified.
  • The list of people is passed on to FFIS.
  • Those receiving sponsoring should please print and fill in this form ([http://www.ffis.de/Verein/Erstattungen.ps german] or [http://www.ffis.de/Verein/Reimbursement.ps english] version), preferably ahead of time.

  • Please use printed letters to fill in the form.
  • Make copies of all your receipts.
  • Send the form and the original receipts to
    • ffis e.V. Christian Weerts Hofstraße 6 D-26676 Barßel
  • Do only send copies of the receipts if you communicated about that with Christian Weerts ahead of time.
  • For clarity, send all data relevant for the money transfer again per e-mail to mailto:kasse@ffis.de.

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. The entries are numbered to make them easier to count.

  1. [http://www.hungry.com/~pere/ Petter Reinholdtsen] (pere at hungry.com)

    • Organizing devjam
    • Need sponsoring (400 EURO)
    • located in Oslo, Norway
  2. TomMarble

    • coordinating Sun's OpenJDK participation
    • hoping Sun will sponsor
  3. DavidHerron

    • Representing OpenJDK Qualtiy team
    • No sponsoring needed
  4. [http://www.klomp.org/mark/ Mark Wielaard] (mark at klomp.org)

    • GNU Classpath
    • No sponsoring needed
    • located in Enschede, The Netherlands
  5. [http://robilad.livejournal.com/ Dalibor Topic] (robilad at kaffe.org)

    • Kaffe
    • No sponsoring needed
    • located in Saarbrücken, Germany
  6. [http://fitzsim.org/blog/ 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
  8. Tom Tromey (tromey at redhat.com)
    • Red Hat, GCJ, GNU Claspath, Fedora
    • No sponsoring needed
    • Boulder, Colorado, USA
  9. [http://jroller.com/page/neugens/ Mario Torre] (neugens at limasoftware.net)

    • GNU Classpath
    • No sponsoring needed
    • Salerno, Italy
  10. [http://kennke.org/blog/ 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. [http://blog.fuseyism.com Andrew John Hughes] (gnu_andrew at member dot fsf dot org)

  13. [http://planet.gentoo.org/developers/betelgeuse Petteri Räty] (betelgeuse at gentoo dot org)

  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)
  21. Arnaud Vandyck (avdyk at debian.org)
  22. Christian Thalinger (twisti at complang.tuwien.ac.at)
  23. [http://www.wolfram-rittmeyer.de Wolfram Rittmeyer] (wolfram DOT rittmeyer AT jsptutorial DOT org)

  24. [http://weblog.ikvm.net/ Jeroen Frijters] (jeroen at frijters dot net)

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

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

    • Silpion GmbH, interested in getting an overview of free java and work needed here
    • Hoping on sponsorship by Silpion
    • Hamburg, Germany