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XMPP Summit 4

The fourth developer conference held by the XMPP Standards Foundation occurred on February 24 and 25, 2008, in Brussels, Belgium (the same week as FOSDEM 2008).

The following information was archived from


The 2008 edition of FOSDEM (the Free and Open source Software Developers' Europe Meeting) will take place at the ULB, Brussels, Belgium over the weekend of February 23-24 2008.

Here is the plan for the Jabber/XMPP community...

We don't have a FOSDEM "devroom" this year so we will focus on a booth at FOSDEM on Saturday. Jabberites will also be encouraged to attend various FOSDEM talks on Saturday.

On Sunday and Monday we will hold a "devcon" at the Atlas Hotel in Brussels. Join the devcon list to discuss.

If you want to help out with the booth or attend the devcon, leave your name below. If you do not have an account at this wiki, contact Alexander Gnauck and he will create an account for you.


The booth is a great way to talk to people interested in our technologies. If you are interested in manning the booth (if only for a few hours), contact Ralph Meijer.

Booth volunteers:

XMPP Devcon

If you would like to participate in the XMPP devcon, please leave your name below.

  • Alexander Gnauck (AG Software / XSF Board)
  • Dafydd Harries (Collabora / OLPC)
  • Florian Jensen ( / XSF)
  • Robert McQueen (Collabora / OLPC)
  • Ralph Meijer (Mediamatic Lab / XMPP Council)
  • Edwin Mons (iRex Technologies)
  • Mickaël Rémond (Process-one / XSF Board)
  • Peter Saint-Andre (XSF)
  • Jakob Schröter (gloox)
  • Kevin Smith (Psi / XMPP Council)
  • Solarius (
  • Pavel Šimerda
  • Artur Hefczyc (Tigase)
  • Adam Nemeth
  • Fabio Forno ( / ISMB)
  • Alessandro Malgaroli (
  • Philippe Sultan (INRIA / XSF)
  • Henri Bergius ( /
  • Jerry Jalava ( /
  • Jérôme Sautret (Process-one)
  • Grégoire Menuel (JabberFR / XSF)
  • Pedro Melo
  • Winfried Tilanus
  • Marc van Woerkom
  • Yann Biancheri (Wimba)
  • Matthew Wild
  • Delfim Machado (SAPO)
  • Massimiliano Mirra [Not sure... volunteering at FOSDEM and leaving on 25 morning, but will do my best to stop by]
  • Remko Tronçon

Devcon Agenda

Here is a preliminary agenda, as posted by stpeter on the devcon list...

Sunday, February 24, 2008
09:30 - 10:00 Introductions / Agenda Bashing
10:00 - 10:30 The State of the Bulb (Peter Saint-Andre)
10:30 - 11:00 Deployment Challenges (Florian Jensen)
11:00 - 11:30 Abuse Reporting / Spam Prevention (Peter Saint-Andre)
12:00 - 14:00 "Working" Lunch
14:00 - 14:30 Lunchtable Reports
14:30 - 16:00 Mobile XMPP Roundtable
16:00 - 17:00 Open Topics / Lightning Talks
17:00 - 19:00 Break
19:00 - 22:00 XSF Dinner

Monday, February 25, 2008
09:30 - 11:00 Jingle Roundtable
11:00 - 11:30 File Transfer (Peter Saint-Andre)
11:30 - 12:00 XML Synchronization (Fabio Forno et al.)
12:00 - 14:00 "Working" Lunch
14:00 - 14:30 Lunchtable Reports
14:30 - 15:00 Summary / Action Items
15:00 - 16:00 XMPP Council Meeting

This agenda attempts to be realistic about start times given pub "meetings" the night before, how long it takes to go out to lunch, etc. Last year we had informal breakout discussions at the lunch tables and this year we'd like to formalize that a bit by suggesting some topics for discussion and then receiving lunchtable reports when we return to the meeting room (sometimes the most creative solutions are developed over meals or a mug of beer).

Other Events

On the evening of Friday February 22 we will join the world-famous FOSDEM Beer Event -- don't miss out on that! We will also hold a dinner on Sunday, February 24 for devcon participants.


Join the devcon-discuss list for more frequent updates.


We will stay at the Atlas Hotel. It's located at Rue du Vieux Marché aux Grains 30 (or 'Oude Graanmarkt 30' for the Dutch-speaking part of the country) in Brussels close to the city center. TomTom doesn't seem to know the hotel by name, so you're better off using the street address for it. A map of the area around the hotel can be seen at The beer event is held at the Delirium Bar. A map of the area can be seen at It isn't named on the map, but it's the dead-end street smack in the middle of the map.

The XMPP Standards Foundation will pay the hotel costs of any XSF member who participates in the devcon. The XSF may ask that you share a room with another XSF member, but we will pay for up to four nights' stay at the Atlas hotel.

Room shares and room reservations for XSF members.

room XSF member date arrival date departure nights
1 Edwin Mons Feb 22nd Feb 26th 4
Ralph Meijer Feb 22nd Feb 26th 4
2 Christ van Willegen (cvwillegen AT Feb 22nd Feb 24th 2
Solarius Feb 22th Feb 24th 2
3 Philippe Sultan Feb 24th Feb 25th 1
Adam Nemeth Feb 22nd Feb 26th 4
4 Jakob Schröter Feb 22nd Feb 26th 4
Peter Saint-Andre Feb 22nd Feb 26th 4
5 Jérôme Sautret Feb 22nd Feb 25th 3
Grégoire Menuel Feb 22nd Feb 26th 4
6 Pedro Melo Feb 22nd Feb 25nd 3
Yann Biancheri Feb 23rd Feb 25th 2
7 Pavel Šimerda Feb 22nd Feb 26th 4

For non XSF members the room rates are:

single room double room
Midweek Monday to Thursday 115,- € 130,- €
Weekend rate (all Fridays Saturdays Sundays) 75,- € 85,- €

Breakfast and taxes included.
Free wireless Internet.

Posted by admin on August, 10, 2010 - filed under misc