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 1. MarkReinhold (mr(at)sun.com)
   * Java SE Chief Engineer at Sun
   * Santa Clara, CA
   * Thanks for a great meeting!

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


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


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

Simon Phipps


14:00 - 17:00


[http://www.fosdem.org/2007/schedule/events/java_classpath_runtime_rumble GNU Classpath Runtime Rumble]

Robert Lougher, Ian Rogers, Christian Thalinger, Tom Tromey, Dalibor Topic


09:00 - 10:00


[http://www.fosdem.org/2007/schedule/events/java_gnu_classpath GNU Classpath Last Year & Next Year]

Mark Wielaard & Tom Tromey


09:00 - 10:00


[http://www.fosdem.org/2007/schedule/events/fedora_java_status Java on Fedora]

Tom Tromey


09:00 - 10:00


[http://www.fosdem.org/2007/schedule/events/gentoo_java Java on Gentoo] [http://dev.gentoo.org/~betelgeuse/GentooJavaFOSDEM07.pdf (Slides)]

Petteri Räty


10:00 - 13:00


[http://www.fosdem.org/2007/schedule/events/java_openjdk OpenJDK]

Mark Reinhold


14:00 - 17:00


[http://www.fosdem.org/2007/schedule/events/java_distro_devjam 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

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:


Grand Place area map:


ULB area map:



Dinner (proposed)

  • 18:00 ?BR [1] "Ricotta & Parmesan" ?BR Rue de l'Ecuyer 31 (Schildknaapsstraat) ?BR +32 2 513.78.81 ?BR



Lunch: sandwiches in or around ULB.

Dinner (proposed):

Drinks (proposed):


Lunch: sandwiches in or around ULB.

Dinner (proposed):


  • Undecided.


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. Please do indicate on which days you would be interested in joining dinner. 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
    • 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. [http://www.klomp.org/mark/ 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. [http://robilad.livejournal.com/ 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. [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
    • (+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. [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)

    • [http://www.gnu.org/software/classpath 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. [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://weblog.ikvm.net/ 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. [http://weblogs.java.net/blog/forax/ 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. [http://www.webmink.net 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)
  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!