Recently, there was a discussion on the Ada-Belgium members' mailing list about the possibility of organizing an Ada event at FOSDEM 2005 in Brussels (Sat-Sun 26-27 February 2005, www.fosdem.org). FOSDEM is the "Free and Open Source Software Developers' European Meeting" held annually in Brussels; the 4th edition attracted some 2000 participants earlier this year. I'm pleased to announce that to coordinate among potential speakers and attendants, an AdaFosdem mailing list has been created. Several relevant pre-list postings have been included in the list's archives. We hereby invite everyone interested in an Ada event at FOSDEM 2005 to subscribe (*) to the AdaFosdem mailing list in order to contribute ideas and suggestions. We recommend new subscribers to browse the archives for September and to offer comments. To subscribe and to consult the list archives, use URL http://listserv.cc.kuleuven.ac.be/archives/adafosdem.html To post to the list (after subscribing), send e-mail to [log in to unmask] Looking forward to see much activity on the new list, Ludovic Brenta Dirk Craeynest Ada at FOSDEM coordinator Ada-Belgium & AdaFosdem list owner [log in to unmask] [log in to unmask] (*) AdaFosdem is an open mailing list (anyone can subscribe), though subscriptions have to be confirmed by e-mail (to avoid spammers subscribing). The list is not moderated, though only subscribers can post (again to reduce the risk of spamming). We hope this setup will be a good compromise between high availability of the list and low spam risk.