History of the DevJam and Free Java
There is much to be said about the long road to Free Java. I do hope others who recall all the history will update this page with important milestones.
At the very least we can chronicle the meetings leading up to the modern day Free Java devroom at FOSDEM
Free Java meetings
2003: ?LinuxCongress in Saarbrücken
- 2004: The "Start"
Classpath at FOSDEM 2004
- 2005: "Escape the Java Trap!"
2006: GNU Classpath & friends "Building bridges"
GNU Classpath and friends meeting at FOSDEM 2006
- 2007: The Liberation
- 2008: Porting, Distros
2009: OpenJDK futures, IcedTea hacking, Graphics and Sound, VMrubmle
- Free Java Developer Room at FOSDEM 2009
- 2010: Packaging, Groovy, Web development
- 2011: Java Sans Frontières
- 2012: Free Java Momentum
- 2013: 10 Years of Free Java!
- 2014: JVM melting pot
- 2015: 20 years of excellence
- 2016: Participation
- 2017: Everything in its right place
- 2018: Jigsaw falling into Place
2018: Duke McRelease and the Alien Mindbenders