[FOSDEM] VoIP and XMPP/Jabber rooms 2014?

Gerry Demaret gerry at fosdem.org
Fri Oct 4 10:40:47 CEST 2013

On 10/03/2013 10:36 PM, Daniel Pocock wrote:
> I just heard about he lack of any dedicated VoIP and XMPP devroom at
> FOSDEM 2014

Hi Daniel,

As said in my reply to the unicast mail you sent me, deciding on which
devrooms to accept/reject is very hard. Like every year, we received
quite a lot more proposals than we have rooms at our disposal. We
regret having to disappoint some people.

> Another possibility is that we can look to expand off-site in 2014,
> especially if free real-time communications developers can find a local
> business or other venue that is willing to let us use some kind of
> meeting room.  There is nothing to prevent people doing that, but it
> would be interesting to have some feedback from FOSDEM organisers as
> well, for example, could the schedule include events organised in a
> satellite venue?  Given that FOSDEM rooms often have to turn people away
> due to the event's immense popularity, a DIY expansion may be the ideal
> solution, not just for this topic.
> For those who are interested, the FSF Europe Free-RTC mailing list might
> be a good place to discuss such possibilities:
> https://lists.fsfe.org/mailman/listinfo/free-rtc
> and I would invite people to join us there.

You're free to organise anything you want outside of FOSDEM, but I'm
afraid it can't be included in our schedule, or be endorsed by the
FOSDEM organisation. Dealing with the amount of sessions we have is
already quite a lot of work. I can't even begin to imagine adding
satellite venues to that.


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