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 1. Steph Meslin-Weber
  * [http://fbtoolkit.java.dev.net FBToolkit]
  * Sponsoring: Not needed
  * Located: London, United Kingdom
  * Dinner: Yes

Free Java Meeting

Let's meet in Brussels

The next meeting of the Free/Libre Open Source Software Java developers will take place in Brussels during [http://www.fosdem.org FOSDEM], February 23 and 24 in Brussels, Belgium.

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 Free Java Meeting will be:

  • Clearing OpenJDK encumbrances
  • Increasing Java Ubiquity: working together across projects and platforms
  • 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.

Pointers to previous events









14:00 - 19:00





09:00 - 18:00




Agenda Ideas (preliminary). We've discussed (on IRC) about organizing the talks this year "horizontally" (i.e. by topic area) instead of "vertically" (i.e. by project). Even so there will still be project specific updates. Please add to or elaborate the ideas here. As the details get firmed up we will populate the program above with specific time blocks.

  • Welcome and Overview
  • Project Talks
    • GNU/Classpath
      • State and Future of GNU/Classpath: Mark Wielaard
    • OpenJDK
      • State and Future of OpenJDK: Mark Reinhold
      • OpenJDK Community: Tom Marble
      • Compatibility Testing: Andrew Haley
      • Zero-assembler Port: [:GaryBenson:Gary Benson]

      • Platform testing by reusing open source unit tests (DavidHerron)

  • Virtual Machine Rumble
    • gcj: Tom Tromey
    • kaffe: Dalibor Topic
    • JamVM: Robert Lougher
    • CACAO: Christian Thalinger
    • ikvm: Jeroen Frijters
    • HotSpot: Peter Kessler

  • Architectures and Porting
    • x86 and friends (x64, lpia)
    • ppc
    • arm
  • Modularity
  • Packaging
    • Debian, Ubuntu (*.deb): Arnaud Vandyck, Michael Koch, Matthias Klose
    • Fedora, RedHat (*.rpm): Tom Fitzsimmons

    • Gentoo (*.ebuild): Petteri Räty
    • Mac OS X?
    • Windows?
  • Fixing the JCP (Dalibor)
  • Jalimo (Robert)
  • VM interfaces: GNU Classpath vs. OpenJDK vs. PhoneME (Christian Thalinger)

Food & Drinks

NOTE: Dinner events TBD

Overview map:


Grand Place area map:


ULB area map:



Beer Event

Dinner (TBD)


Lunch: sandwiches in or around ULB.

Dinner (TBD):



Lunch: sandwiches in or around ULB.

Dinner (TBD):


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

Reimbursements via SPI or FFIS TBD.

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
  4. TomMarble

    • [http://openjdk.java.net OpenJDK]

    • Sponsoring: not needed
    • Located: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
    • Dinner: yes (who can organize this?)
  5. ?AndrewHughes

    • [http://www.classpath.org/ GNU Classpath] and [http://www.jikesrvm.org JikesRVM] and whatever else takes my fancy ;-)

    • Sponsoring: Ideally, think it was about £250 last time
    • Located: Sheffield, UK
    • Dinner: Presumably, I guess I'll need to eat. Haven't weaned myself on to a Free Software diet just yet.
  6. MarkReinhold ([http://blogs.sun.com/mr blog])

  7. GaryBenson ([http://gbenson.livejournal.com/ blog])

  8. ?JeroenFrijters

  9. MarkWielaard

  10. Andrew Haley
  11. ?RobertLougher

  12. Robert Schuster
    • [http://jalimo.org Jalimo]

    • Sponsoring: Not needed
    • Located: DE
    • Dinner: Of course. And beer! :)

  13. DavidHerron

  14. Sebastian Mancke
  15. Onno Kluyt
  16. Dalibor Topic
  17. Petteri Räty
    • [http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/java/ Gentoo]

    • Sponsoring: plain tickets will be something like 200-300 euros
    • Located, Espoo, Finland
    • Dinner, sure (unless Gentoo people have something at the same time)
  18. Fabien Duminy
    • [http://www.jnode.org JNode]

    • Sponsoring: Not needed
    • Located: Maisons-Laffitte, France
    • Dinner: yes for Saturday
  19. Guillaume Legris
  20. Petter Reinholdtsen
    • Debian / Debian Edu / Debian Java
    • Sponsoring: ~430 EURO
    • Located: Oslo, Norway
    • Dinner: yes
  21. Lillian Angel ([http://langel.wordpress.com Blog])

  22. Thomas Fitzsimmons ([http://fitzsim.org/blog Blog])

  23. Richard Reingruber
    • [http://www.sap.com SAP]

    • Sponsoring: Not needed
    • Located: Heidelberg, Germany
    • Dinner: Yes.
  24. Volker Simonis ([http://weblogs.java.net/blog/simonis Blog])

    • [http://www.sap.com SAP]

    • Sponsoring: Not needed
    • Located: Heidelberg, Germany
    • Dinner: Yes.
  25. Rene Engelhard
  26. Rich Sands
  27. Christian Thalinger
  28. HenningSprang

  29. Audrius Meškauskas
  30. Steph Meslin-Weber
  31. add your name here!

    • Project
    • Sponsoring: cost estimate
    • Located:
    • Dinner: