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FOSDEM 2009

January 21st, 2009 by

fosdem One of our favorite shows for sure, and again we will be there with a lot of people. I’m also happy that Novell sponsors the event, because we think it’s quite important and we like the guys :-)

If you are not aware what FOSDEM is, head over to the website for more information, short: it’s an community event in Brussels, Belgium, on the weekend of 2009-02-07/08.

Thanks to the FOSDEM team, we have again a developer room and a booth. The room is this time H.2214 (iirc it’s the same room we had last year on the second day).

We will have 2 days of talks, some openSUSE related but some topics are for sure also interesting for users/developers of other distributions. Meet the openSUSE developers, community and friends.

For latest information what we will do, head over to our fosdem wiki page where you can also find our devroom schedule. If you want to come, and you really should, enter your name in the wiki and i will print you a openSUSE badge (SUSE/Novell employees will get it automatically). For everybody else: we will record all talks again.

See you at FOSDEM!

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One Response to “FOSDEM 2009”

  1. David Braddock

    Dear Sir;

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    Sincerely,
    Dave