Robert Dewar @ FOSDEM 2012

Robert Dewar’s FOSDEM 2012 keynote titled Free Software: A viable model for Commercial Success has been put online (webm video), and it is, as always with mr. Dewar, a great talk.

I really liked the angle of his talk, especially because we at the AdaHeads project intend to go down that exact route with our products. It was good to hear that it is indeed a viable business model.

If you’re doubtful about the viability of open source software as the foundation for making money, then don’t miss Robert’s talk.

You can view the the other FOSDEM 2012 videos here.

FOSDEM 2012 Ada Presentations

For those of us not lucky enough to have been able to attend FOSDEM 2012, I’m very glad to report that all the Ada presentations are now available at the Ada Belgium website. There’s some really good stuff in there, so be sure to check it out.

But there’s more good news: The FOSDEM 2012 people are apparently working on getting some of the videos of the event online. I cannot begin to express how much I appreciate that. I really look forward to seeing the presentations. It’ll be almost the same as having been there myself. Almost.

Ada Developer Room at FOSDEM 2012

Ada’s got a developer room at FOSDEM 2012, and as if that wasn’t cool enough already, Ada in Denmark is represented with two talks by our very own Jacob Sparre Andersen!

The Ada program for FOSDEM 2012 is very interesting, with speakers such as Robert Dewar, Jean-Pierre Rosen, Jacob Sparre Andersen, José F. Ruiz, Xavier Grave, David Sauvage and Riccardo Bernardini. Yea, this is not an event to be missed.

You can read more about the event and the program here and here. Oh, and to top things off, here’s a FOSDEM interview with Robert Dewar.

Ada at FOSDEM 2012


Ada programming got a developer room at FOSDEM 2012, which obviously is a good thing. There’s room for 81 seats in the room, so it’s quite large. You can read more about it here.

FOSDEM 2012 is held February 4. and 5. 2012, and it is…

…a free and non-commercial event organized by the community for the community. The goal is to provide Free Software and Open Source developers and communities a place to meet. Participation and attendance is totally free, though the organization gracefully accepts donations and sponsorships.

Sounds like fun all around!