Version 2.8 by Clément Aubin on 2018/09/11

For the 2019 edition of the FOSDEM, the XWiki community aims to team with other FOSS projects in order to organize a developer room around the theme "Collaborative information and content management applications". This page aims to summarize the status of the room request and the potential projects interested in participating to the room itself.


On the contrary to applications dedicated to development or infrastructure, we observe that a significant part of the information and content management applicative ecosystem comes from proprietary solutions and cloud services. However, FOSS alternatives still exists in order to provide an equal access to knowledge management and organization.

This room aims to provide a place for existing collaboration and content management softwares to exchange about the solutions that they provide to incentivize collaboration and organization of information. This room has the support from multiple projects in this category including but not restricted to (in alphabetical order):

Project / Organization name Status

Proposal (will be sent to FOSDEM organizers)

This year, the XWiki community along with several other Open Source projects would like to organize a developer room around the theme "Collaborative information and content management applications".

Today, we observe that a significant part of the software ecosystem related to information and content management mostly come from proprietary solutions as cloud services. Most common examples include Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive or Atlassian Confluence. FOSS alternatives still exists, but even if their popularity grows more ; their usage isn't comparable with the market share taken by proprietary solutions.

This room aims to provide the possibility to projects building collaborative and content management applications to exchange more in depth about their project and how their solution manage to incentivize collaboration and information management. Talks performed in this room can also deal with the specifics of a project in term of ecosystem (plug-ins, extensions, connectors, …), in term of distribution (ie : how the application is distributed to be used by most people) or in term of how the project responds to use cases related to the theme of the room.

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