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 !

9 thoughts on “Bye Bye FOSDEM

  1. uwog

    Thanks a lot for all your hard work Damien, it’s really appreciated! I visited the last 2 FOSDEMs, and had an excellent time 🙂

  2. Leen Toelen

    Hi Damien,

    thanks a lot for all the times spent on Fosdem. Visiting it was really interesting, and hopefully there will be many more to come.



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