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The following message is distributed to various Ada-related mailing
lists and newsgroups.  As FOSDEM is an international event, we're
interested in feedback and suggestions from all forums.  Thanks for
any help!

Dirk Craeynest, President Ada-Belgium, [log in to unmask]

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                           Call for Interest

                    A d a  at  F O S D E M   2 0 0 9

                    February 2009, Brussels, Belgium

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FOSDEM [1], the Free and Open source Software Developers' European
Meeting, is a free and non-commercial two-day event organized each
February in Brussels, Belgium.

The goal is to provide Free Software and Open Source developers and
communities a place to meet with other developers and projects, to be
informed about the latest developments in the Free Software and Open
Source world, to attend interesting talks and presentations by Free
Software and Open Source project leaders and committers on various
topics, and to promote the development and the benefits of Free
Software and Open Source solutions.

In a Developers Room at FOSDEM 2006, Ada-Belgium [2] organized a very
well attended full-day lecture program [3].

Each year the number of applications for DevRooms outnumbers the
available space, presenting the organizers with a difficult selection
[4].  For FOSDEM 2008, Ada-Belgium proposed another day of Ada
presentations, but the organizers felt there was too little of an
audience.  We intend to propose again for FOSDEM 2009, and need to
show that this would attract sufficient interest.

To increase our chances to be allocated a DevRoom, Ada-Belgium calls
on you to:

- Speak loudly about the fact that you want to see Ada presentations
  at FOSDEM by sending email to [log in to unmask] (please CC
  [log in to unmask]).

- Visit FOSDEM's brainstorm page [5] and propose Ada-related keynote
  speakers and topics (please let us know if you do).

- For bonus points, inform us at [log in to unmask] about
  specific presentations you would like to hear in an Ada DevRoom.

- For more bonus points, subscribe to the Ada-FOSDEM mailing list [6]
  to discuss and help organize the details.

- For even more bonus points, be a speaker: the Ada-FOSDEM mailing list
  is the place to be!

We look forward to lots of feedback!  Please act ASAP and definitely
before November 15.

The FOSDEM Team of Ada-Belgium

PS: This Call for Interest is also available online [7], including
versions in PDF format suitable for printing (152 KB) and in plain
text format for further distribution (6 KB).

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[1] http://www.fosdem.org
[2] http://www.cs.kuleuven.be/~dirk/ada-belgium
[3] http://www.cs.kuleuven.be/~dirk/ada-belgium/events/06/060226-fosdem.html
[4] http://archive.fosdem.org/2008/call_for_devrooms
[5] http://www.fosdem.org/2009/brainstorm
[6] http://listserv.cc.kuleuven.be/archives/adafosdem.html
[7] http://www.cs.kuleuven.be/~dirk/ada-belgium/events/09/0902xx-fosdem.html

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