Last modified by Clément Aubin on 2021/11/03

Knowledge is power. Knowledge shared is power multiplied. (Robert Boyce)

Inspired by this, the XWiki community along with several other Open Source projects would like to organize a developer room to explore the theme of "Open Source Software for Collaboration and Content Management”, at FOSDEM 2022.

The devroom had a growing success since 2019 ; as such, we would be happy to continue talks on this subject for the edition to come.

This room is backed up by the following projects (in alphabetical order):

  • Cryptpad - represented by Ludovic Dubost
  • Nextcloud - represented by Jos Poortvliet
  • Tiki - represented by Jean-Marc Libs
  • XWiki - represented by Clément Aubin

Why does it fit FOSDEM?

  • Free Software contributors are given an opportunity to understand and participate in collaborative software projects
  • The challenges can be explained to a very technical audience able to provide suggestions and ideas
  • Projects sharing common goals would get an opportunity to meet and start collaborating

Talks and presentations

Talks performed in this room could deal with the specifics of a project in term of the ecosystem (plug-ins, extensions, connectors, …), in term of distribution (i.e.: how the application is distributed to be used by most people) or explain how the project responds to use cases related to the theme of the room. Here is a list of potential subjects that could be used:

  • New projects presentation
  • Self-hosted platforms
  • Secure collaboration
  • Collaborative applications
  • Connectors & Integrations
  • Knowledge management techniques
  • Protocols for collaboration

CFP process

If this developer room proposal gets accepted, we will be using the following process for our call for participation:

  • ASAP, once the devroom is validated: A page will be created on allowing anyone to register to the developer room;
  • December 15th, 23.59 UTC: End of the call for participation, to leave 15 days to review the calls for participation and prepare the schedule of the room;
  • December 16th to December 30th: Projects backing up the developer room get to agree on a schedule;
  • December 31st (or before, if time allows): the full schedule of the room is published.

Special requirements:

None for this year ; please do not hesitate to get back to us if you need more information regarding our application.


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