Free Java @ FOSDEM 2011 - CFP extended to 17 December!

Mark Wielaard mark at
Thu Dec 9 14:18:30 PST 2010


We already have some awesome proposals... but we want MORE!
So we're giving you a little more time to get those talk proposals in. 

We have reserved some slots for quick lightning talks (5 min), these can
be done spontaneously at the event, but please do let us know if you are
attending and will likely want to do one, even if you are not 100% sure
yet. That way we can better schedule the time slots.

If you don't want to give a talk, but want to support speakers attending
the Free Java devroom at FOSDEM 2011, please see our sponsoring

Original announcement with adjusted dates follows:

Join us at FOSDEM 2011 to be part of our sessions where
we'll discuss the state of Free Java!

  Our theme is "Java Sans Frontières"
    * Why Free Java technology is awesome
    * Standing on the Shoulders of Free Java
    * The future of Free Java

The Call For Participation is OPEN NOW, but closes on the 17th of
December... So send in a talk proposal today and join us in Brussels
5-6 February!

    * Engage in scintillating discussions with smart hackers over
      world famous Belgian Beer
    * Join the Web of Trust by getting your strong new key signed
    * Indulge in exquisite chocolate
    * Visit historic Brussels within walking distance

  Why the Free Java DevJam?
    * This is the most significant non-commercial, neutral
      environment for Java developers to meet
    * Learn how to get involved in technical Free Java projects
    * We will not shy away from politics (especially this year)!
    * We will get together for an awesome dinner
    * You will meet historic hackers in the evolution of Free Java

Please join the freejava-devroom at list for general
discussion about the event.

To submit a formal Talk Proposal follow the guidelines at


Andrew Haley
  GCJ Maintainer, GNU Classpath, IcedTea & OpenJDK Developer.

Andrew John Hughes
  IcedTea Maintainer, GNU Classpath Maintainer, OpenJDK & GCJ Developer

Christian Thalinger
  OpenJDK developer, former CACAO Maintainer

Mark Wielaard
  GNU Classpath Maintainer, GCJ, IcedTea & OpenJDK contributor.

Tom Marble
  Java Libre hacker, Former OpenJDK Ambassador

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