I have been thinking long about this and only found the courage to take my decision recently.
I have been involved with FOSDEM since the very first edition, back in 2000 when it was still named OSDEM.
I still remember when Raph gave me a phone call to ask me if I would agree to help him organizing a new Open Source event, but developers oriented.
It was a big challenge, but I accepted. The first edition was already a big success with more than 400 participants.
I have been involved in many areas of FOSDEM :
- on site organisation
- the main tracks programs
- contacts with the magazines and websites – for sponsorship and advertising –
- donation returns
- the folder
However, I do not have enough time and enough passion anymore to devote to FOSDEM, but I am proud to have been part of the adventure since the beginning.
7 years to bring FOSDEM to what it is now : probably the best Open Source developers meeting in Europe.
However, it is now time to say goodbye…
Goodbye FOSDEM, it was great !