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   * [[http://www.classpath.org/] GNU Classpath]
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Java Libre DevJam

Lets meet in Brussels

The next ?DevJam will take place in Brussels during [http://www.fosdem.org FOSDEM], February 23 and 24 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









12:00 - 12:45


[http://fosdem.org/2007/schedule/events/30 Keynote: Sun Java] [http://ftp.belnet.be/mirrors/FOSDEM/2007/FOSDEM2007-Liberating-Java.ogg (Video)]

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 [ftp://ftp.cs.man.ac.uk/pub/apt/presentations/irogers_fosdem07.ppt (Slides)], 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 [http://blogs.sun.com/mr/resource/openjdk-fosdem-2007.pdf (Slides)], Igor Nekrestyanov [http://blogs.sun.com/tmarble/resource/FOSDEM-2007/FOSDEM-2007-Java2D.pdf (Slides)], Peter Kessler [http://blogs.sun.com/tmarble/resource/FOSDEM-2007/FOSDEM-2007-HotSpot.pdf (Slides)], Peter von der Ahe [http://blogs.sun.com/tmarble/resource/FOSDEM-2007/FOSDEM-2007-compiler.pdf (Slides)], David Herron [http://blogs.sun.com/tmarble/resource/FOSDEM-2007/FOSDEM-2007-Quality.pdf (slides)]


14:00 - 17:00


[http://www.fosdem.org/2007/schedule/events/java_distro_devjam Distro ?DevJam]

Tom Fitzsimmons [http://people.redhat.com/fitzsim/fosdem-2007/ (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:


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.


  • Attention: this is for reference but it's not yet confirmed!

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.
  • 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. Who Are You? (Firstname Lastname, maybe a link)
    • Organization
    • Need sponsoring (How much?) (you can remove this line if you don't need)
    • Located in Town, Country (GMap link? ;-))
    • Interested in joining dinner on Friday, Saturday and Sunday (copy only the necessary)
  2. ArnaudVandyck

  3. Mario Torre