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From Roman Shaposhnik <>
Subject Re: FOSDEM
Date Thu, 16 Jul 2015 00:38:14 GMT
This is turning into quite a long thread ;-) Shall we start a wiki
page to coordinate all the FOSDEM activities (same way
we do for ApacheCON)?

I don't seem to have enough karma to start a new page on ComDev
wiki, but I can surely contribute if somebody at least starts a page.

Any takers?


On Wed, Jul 15, 2015 at 2:25 PM, Andrea Pescetti <> wrote:
> On 15/07/2015 jan i wrote:
>> On 14 July 2015 at 09:06, Andrea Pescetti wrote:
>>> On 13/07/2015 jan i wrote:
>>>> who takes lead on keeping an eye on the FOSDEM team?
>>> I usually monitor that, and I can notify this list too this year (even
>>> though now is way too early for me to have any ideas about my possible
>>> commitment to an OpenOffice and/or and Apache presence).
>> thanks a lot for volunteering to help keep a finger on the pulse.
>> It might be that you do not have any idea about the AOO presence, but it
>> seems I am in a more lucky position
> Well, it seems I didn't write it in a clear way. My quote above should mean
> something like "I have no idea if I will be at FOSDEM", not "I have no idea
> if OpenOffice/Apache will be at FOSDEM". I doubt that could be
> misunderstood, but with a lot of mails misunderstandings just happen and are
> not a big issue.
>>> For reference: last year the call was mid-September with a deadline of
>>> mid-November and the conference was in late January like this year.
>> The dates I have been told are saturday 30 january 2016 to sunday 31
>> january 2016.
> These are the official dates, sure. I wanted to say (and here I admit I
> wrote it in a confusing way!): FOSDEM 2016 will be more or less in the same
> period as FOSDEM 2015. For FOSDEM 2015 calls were sent out mid-September
> 2014 with a deadline in mid-November 2014. It is reasonable to expect a
> similar timeline this year.
>> - AOO traditionally has a double table on the first floor, I would would
>> like (as ASF and AOO) to get 4 tables in the ground floor.
> It would be great to have both, not at the expense of visibility though. I
> would suggest to wait for the call and read it before exploring
> possibilities. I'm much in favor of an Apache presence. I don't know if one
> can ask for a specific floor... but again, reading the call can probably
> help a lot!
>> - if we have enough projects, we can try and make a Apache (AOO
>> might prefer to be in open editors room). Is it ok if I write to all PMCS
>> asking for interest ?
> I tend to think like Rich on this: a "virtual" track would be very smart
> (i.e., we --oops, I am already assuming I will be at FOSDEM!-- have a poster
> at the booth where we highlight all Apache-related talks), but these talks
> happen in different devrooms, since the devrooms are not arranged by
> Foundation but by topic.
>> - Which message to do we want to bring across ? just that we exist or more
>> ?
> More!
>> - Is the booth a place for people to join Apache, or just a "we exist, go
>> and look us up" ?
> It is a developer conference. I would consider it a success if developers
> who visit the booth consider putting their "reasonably serious" projects in
> the Incubator and have a good understanding of the advantages this brings.
>> Please if somebody feel I bully by taking lead, please tell me
> Come on... You are welcome to do so! Simply, I can't take commitments since
> at this moment late January 2016 is off the radar for me (to be clear, I
> want to say: it's too early for me to know whether I will be in Brussels at
> FOSDEM in late January 2016).
> Regards,
>   Andrea.

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