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:

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

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)



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 [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.

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.
  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)

    • [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).
  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