Free Java Meeting

Let's meet in Brussels

The last meeting of the Free/Libre Open Source Software Java developers took place in Brussels during FOSDEM, February 7th and 8th 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.

Pointers to previous events

Pointers to current information

Pictures

Program

See also http://fosdem.org/2009/schedule/devroom/freejava for links to speaker bios and talk abstracts.

Day

When

What

Who

Thursday

?

Lunch, sightseeing, dinner ?

Friday

?

?

?

BXL

Saturday

13:15 - 14:45

OpenJDK status and future

Mark Reinhold & Joe Darcy

13:15 - 13:45

OpenJDK 7 (slides, video, audio) & OpenJDK 6 (slides)

Mark Reinhold & Joe Darcy

13:45 - 14:15

Project Jigsaw

Mark Reinhold

14:15 - 14:45

Small Language Changes (slides)

Joe Darcy

break

15:00 - 16:30

?IcedTea, Plugin and Jalimo

Lillian Angel, Deepak Bhole, Robert Schuster

15:00 - 15:30

The state of ?IcedTea (slides)

Lillian Angel

15:30 - 16:00

The ?IcedTea Plugin (slides)

Deepak Bhole

16:00 - 16:30

Jalimo: Cross-compiling OpenJDK using ?IcedTea and ?OpenEmbedded (PDF, ODP)

Robert Schuster

break

16:45 - 18:45

Graphics & Sound

Roman Kennke & Mario Torre, Guillaume Legris, Clemens Eisserer, Karl Helgason

16:45 - 17:15

Caciocavallo (slides)

Roman Kennke & Mario Torre

17:15 - 17:45

OpenGL ES to boost embedded Java (slides)

Guillaume Legris

17:45 - 18:15

XRender Java2D Pipeline (slides)

Clemens Eisserer

18:15 - 18:45

Gervill Software Synthesizer (slides)

Karl Helgason

the end

?

dinner ?

?

A La Mort Subite

Sunday

10:00 - 11:30

VM Rumble

Michael Starzinger, Nicolas Geoffray, Ian Rogers, Terrence Barr

10:00 - 10:20

Cacao (slides)

Michael Starzinger

10:20 - 10:40

VMKit (slides)

Nicolas Geoffray

break

10:50 - 11:10

Jikes RVM 3

Ian Rogers

11:10 - 11:30

PhoneME CLDC and CDC VMs (slides)

Terrence Barr

break

11:45 - 13:15

It ain't Java (yet)

Matthias Schmidt, Alex Buckley, Remi Forax

11:45 - 12:15

Groovy Grails for ?NetBeans (slides)

Matthias Schmidt

12:15 - 12:45

Towards a Universal VM (slides)

Alex Buckley

12:45 - 13:15

JSR292 - Supporting Dynamically Typed Languages (slides)

Remi Forax

break

14:00 - 15:30

VMRumble continued

Robert Lougher, Guennadi Liakhovetski, Levente Santha, Gary Benson

14:00 - 14:20

JamVM (slides)

Robert Lougher

14:20 - 14:40

Porting a Java VM to a Hardware Accelerator (slides)

Guennadi Liakhovetski

break

14:50 - 15:10

JNode (slides)

Peter Barth

15:10 - 15:30

Zero/Shark (slides)

Gary Benson

break

15:45 - 17:00

Distros/Community/Infra/Legal

Petteri Raty, Ray Gans, Terrance Barr

15:45 - 16:10

Recruiting people to FOSS Java projects (slides)

Petteri Raty

16:10 - 16:35

OpenJDK Community Priorities

Dalibor Topic

16:35 - 17:00

Pure GPL - Is it still up to date

Terrence Barr

Ideas for talks:

Please add ideas to the following page:

Food & Drinks

Each year we try to find a suitable place to host a dinner on Saturday and/or Sunday evenings. Previous places can be found in the archives.

This year, we'll be having a dinner on Saturday, February 7th, starting at 20:30 at the 

Restaurant La Manufacture Rue Notre Dame du Sommeil 12 1000 Bruxelles Tél: +32 (0)2 502 25 25 

Web site: http://www.lamanufacture.be/

Location: http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=restaurant+la+manufacture,+brussels&sll=50.850364,4.389982&sspn=0.012193,0.038624&g=la+manufacture,+brussels&ie=UTF8&ll=50.851718,4.343419&spn=0.005771,0.019312&z=16&iwloc=A

Walking from Bourse Metro Station: http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=50.848169,4.348902&daddr=Rue+Notre+Dame+du+Sommeil+12,+brussel&hl=en&geocode=&mra=dme&mrcr=0&mrsp=0&sz=17&dirflg=w&sll=50.848205,4.34674&sspn=0.003224,0.009656&ie=UTF8&ll=50.848372,4.345458&spn=0.003224,0.009656&t=h&z=17

map-dinner-java-fosdem-09.png

The dinner costs 40 EUR per person, so please bring the money along with you on Saturday in cash. There are two menus to chose from, a classic and a veggie choice. Please indicate in the wiki which menu you want to chose. If you plan to bring someone along to the dinner, please add them to the attendee list, along with their menu choice, until Wednesday, January 28th.

Veggie menu

Classic menu

Reimbursements

TBD. Note: Currently we don't have any sponsors for the event.

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? ;-))
    • Joining dinner on Saturday (See the bottom of the list for the note about dinner)
  2. Audrius Meskauskas
  3. Dalibor Topic
  4. Jeroen Frijters
    • IKVM.NET

    • Sponsoring: Not needed
    • Located: NL
    • Dinner: yes, classic
  5. Andrew Hughes
    • IcedTea, GNU Classpath, GCJ

    • Sponsoring: Not needed
    • Located: Sheffield, England
    • Dinner: yes, classic (though need an alternative to all this wine...)
  6. David Herron

  7. Lillian Angel

  8. Mario Torre

    • IcedTea, OpenJDK, GNU Classpath, GCJ, aicas GmbH

    • Sponsoring: Not needed
    • Located: Salerno, Italy and Karlsruhe, Germany
    • Dinner: yes! (classic, yeah, people do change at times) - Need for two people, I will bring a friend with me.
  9. Roman Kennke

  10. Ken Gilmer

  11. David Gilbert
    • JFree

    • Sponsoring: Not needed
    • Located: France
    • Dinner: yes, classic
  12. Mark Wielaard

  13. Petteri Räty

    • Gentoo

    • Sponsoring: 250-300 euros
    • Located: Espoo, Finland
    • Dinner: Classic
  14. Christian Thalinger

    • HotSpot

    • Sponsoring: Not needed
    • Located: Vienna, Austria
    • Dinner: yes, veggie
  15. Matthias Schmidt

  16. Gary Benson

    • Red Hat

    • Sponsoring: Not needed
    • Located: Bath, UK
    • Dinner: yes, classic
  17. Guillaume Legris
    • MIDPath, LWUIMB

    • Sponsoring: Not needed
    • Located: Paris, France
    • Dinner: yes, classic
  18. Onno Kluyt
  19. Robert Schuster
  20. Guennadi Liakhovetski
    • jamvm+JEM

    • Sponsoring: Not needed
    • Located: Aachen, Germany
    • Dinner: no
  21. Matthias Klose
    • Ubuntu, Debian, ?IcedTea, GCJ

    • Sponsoring: Not needed
    • Located: Berlin, Germany
    • Dinner: classic
  22. Clemens Eisserer
  23. Gabriele Svelto
  24. Rémi Forax
  25. Michael Starzinger
    • CACAO

    • Sponsoring: Not needed
    • Located: Vienna, Austria
    • Dinner: yes, classic
  26. Robert Lougher

    • JamVM

    • Sponsoring: Not needed
    • Located: Chepstow, Wales
    • Dinner: classic
  27. Phillip Lougher

    • JamVM

    • Sponsoring: Not needed
    • Located: Chepstow, Wales
    • Dinner: classic
  28. Ray Gans
  29. Mark Reinhold

    • OpenJDK

    • Located: Santa Clara, CA, USA
    • Dinner: classic
  30. Tuure Vuorinen
    • Sponsoring: Not needed
    • Located: Helsinki, Finland
    • Dinner: classic
  31. Terrence Barr
  32. Nicolas Geoffray
  33. Karl Helgason
    • Gervill

    • Located: Reykjavik, Iceland
    • Dinner: classic
  34. Alex Buckley
  35. Joe Darcy

    • OpenJDK, Sun Microsystems

    • Located: Santa Clara, CA, USA
    • Dinner: yes, meat
  36. Levente Sántha
    • JNode

    • Located: RO
    • Dinner: no
  37. Bruno Souza
  38. Deepak Bhole
    • IcedTea, Red Hat

    • Sponsoring: Not needed
    • Located: Toronto, Canada
    • Dinner: yes, veggie
  39. Xerxes Rånby
    • IcedTea, Zafena

    • Sponsoring: Not needed
    • Located: Borensberg, Sweden
    • Dinner: yes, veggie
  40. Fabien DUMINY blog

    • JNode

    • Located : Maisons-Laffitte, France
    • Dinner : yes, classic
  41. Simon Phipps

  42. Erwin Tenhumberg (my wife Stephi will come with me)

    • SAP

    • Sponsoring: Not needed
    • Located : Mainz, Germany (home) and Walldorf, Germany (work)
    • Dinner : yes (1 x veggie and 1 x classic)
  43. Andrew Haley
    • Red Hat
    • Sponsoring: Not needed
    • Located : Cambridge, UK
    • Dinner : classic
  44. Ian Rogers

  45. Volker Simonis

    • OpenJDK enthusiast, SAP JVM
    • Sponsoring: Not needed
    • Located : Walldorf, Germany
    • Dinner : classic
  46. Richard Reingruber
    • SAP JVM
    • Sponsoring: Not needed
    • Located : Walldorf, Germany
    • Dinner : classic
  47. Arne Harren
    • SAP JVM
    • Sponsoring: Not needed
    • Located : Walldorf, Germany
    • Dinner : classic

Individuals Joining Us For Dinner

Add your name here if you are interested in joining us for dinner. Please include your full name, email address, affiliation. Please do indicate your menu choice. The entries are numbered to make them easier to count.

  1. Who Are You? (Firstname Lastname, maybe a link or e-mail address)
    • Organization
    • Located in Town, Country (GMap link? ;-))
    • Dinner : Veggie/Classic
  2. Sarah Woodall
    • Little Pink Cloud Ltd
    • Sponsoring: Not needed
    • Located : Cambridge, UK
    • Dinner : classic
  3. Edward Nevill
    • ARM Ltd
    • Sponsoring: Not needed
    • Located : Cambridge, UK
    • Dinner : classic