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FOSDEM 2008: I was there!
By Denis (on 2/28/2008 @ 22:45:34, in IT World, linked 3215 times)
For the first time, this year I attended to FOSDEM in Bruxelles and I must say I enjoyed a lot the time spent there. FOSDEM is the Free and Open source Software Developers' European Meeting, it is a 2 day event, organised by volunteers, to promote the widespread use of Free and Open Source software. Mozilla had a dedicated room to hold talks and sessions.
The Mozilla talks I've attended were extremely well done and it was exciting to meet a lot of Mozilla geeks and to meet for the first time people that I knew only thanks to their nickname.
I had the occasion to meet Massimiliano Mirra (author of SamePlace Instant Messenger), Giacomo Magnini and Gabriele Tittonel (Mozilla Italia), Ben Bucksch (independent developer), David Vismans (part of the TomTom crew), Tristan Nitot (President of Mozilla Europe), etc.

We also had the opportunity to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Mozilla: they organized a party where we had dinner and we played bowling until late in the night. It was a good way to socialize and speak about Mozilla development and other interesting ideas.

All in all, I'm very happy to have been there and to have met all these geeks.