Brussels / 1 & 2 February 2020

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Sponsors

FOSDEM would not be possible without the generous help of our sponsors. Thank you very much!

If you are interested in sponsoring FOSDEM, send us an email at sponsors@fosdem.org or see our contact page for more information.

While FOSDEM is primarily funded by sponsors and the sale of t-shirts onsite, we also gratefully accept voluntary donations. See our donations page for more information.


Cornerstone sponsors

(in alphabetical order)

Google

Google’s innovative search technologies connect millions of people around the world with information every day. Founded in 1998 by Stanford Ph.D. students Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Google today is a top web property in all major global markets. Google’s targeted advertising program, which is the largest and fastest growing in the industry, provides businesses of all sizes with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. Google is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices throughout North America, Europe, and Asia.

For more information, visit http://www.google.com/.

Google supports the event financially.

Red Hat

Red Hat is the world’s leading provider of open source software solutions, using a community-powered approach to reliable and high-performing cloud, Linux, middleware, storage and virtualization technologies. Red Hat also offers award-winning support, training, and consulting services. As the connective hub in a global network of enterprises, partners, and open source communities, Red Hat helps create relevant, innovative technologies that liberate resources for growth and prepare customers for the future of IT. Learn more at http://www.redhat.com/.

Red Hat supports the event financially.


Main sponsors

(in alphabetical order)

Arm

Arm technology is at the heart of a computing and connectivity revolution that is transforming the way people live and businesses operate. Our advanced, energy-efficient processor designs have enabled intelligent computing in more than 125 billion chips. Over 70% of the world’s population are using Arm technology, which is securely powering products from the sensor to the smartphone to the supercomputer. This technology combined with our IoT software and device management platform enables customers to derive real business value from their connected devices. Together with our 1,000+ technology partners we are at the forefront of designing, securing and managing all areas of compute from the chip to the cloud.

Arm supports the event financially.

Back Market

Founded in 2014, Back Market is the number one European marketplace (soon to be worldwide!) exclusively dedicated to give electronic products a second life.

Our mission is simple: build a consumer alternative to the purchase of new electrical and electronic devices. And work against planned obsolescence and the exponential production of electronic waste.

As a growing tech company, most of our product relies on open source technologies and tools (Django, Vue.js, Go and many more). For us, promoting and contributing back to an open source community is one step closer to our ideal of society.

Back Market supports the event financially.

Codethink

Codethink specialises in system-level software engineering to enable advanced technical applications, working across a range of industries including finance, automotive, telecoms and medical. As experts in Free and Open Source Software, they help customers take maximum advantage of the knowledge and technologies developed by the Open Source community. Their customers are international-scale organizations who seek competitive edge through design of enterprise appliances and embedded systems which are faster, smaller, more secure, more up-to-date, or more advanced than their competitors.

Codethink supports the event financially.

Colt

Colt provides network, voice, and data centre services to thousands of businesses around the world, allowing them to focus on delivering their business goals instead of the underlying infrastructure. Customers include 18 of the top 25 banks and diversified financial groups and 19 out of the top 25 companies in both global media and telecoms industries (Forbes 2000 list, 2014). In addition, Colt works with over 50 exchange venues and 13 European central banks.

Colt operates across Europe, Asia and North America with connections into over 200 cities globally. It completed the acquisition of KVH in 2014, an integrated managed communications and IT infrastructure services business, with headquarters in Tokyo and operations in Hong Kong, Seoul and Singapore.

Colt sponsors the internet uplink at FOSDEM.

draw.io

draw.io is an open source, browser based diagramming application that can be consumed online, as a desktop app, or deployed locally in a variety of formats. The core of the product started in 2005 and powers diagramming across a range of visualization solutions in some of the world’s largest companies. Today, the free online version is used by 3 million people every month and enjoys the community support afforded by making both the source code and project development open to all.

For more information visit https://github.com/jgraph/drawio.

draw.io supports the event financially.

Facebook

At Facebook, we believe in the value of open source to achieve a shared goal of improving technology for all to use. From machine learning to mobile, developer tools to blockchain, we use and support open source to both innovate and build strong communities.

Facebook supports the event financially.

GitHub

GitHub is how people build software. Millions of individuals and organizations around the world use GitHub to discover, share, and collaborate on software—from games and experiments to popular frameworks and leading applications. Together, we’re defining how software is built today.

Whether you use GitHub.com or GitHub Enterprise on your own servers, you can access one of the world’s largest developer communities to build software in the way that works best for you. Choose your deployment option and integrate your favorite third party tools into a powerful, collaborative workflow.

GitHub supports the event financially.

Infomaniak

As a key hosting service in Europe for 25 years, Infomaniak is one of the main developers of web hosting technologies and is the pioneer of ecological hosting. The company manages two data centres, more than one million e-mail addresses and 400,000 domain names and employs more than 130 members of staff in Switzerland. Its position at the high end of the market and its location in the heart of Europe make it a long-standing partner of major media companies and brands, international institutions and global groups. Infomaniak recently launched SwissTransfer.com, an advertising-free alternative to WeTransfer that allows you to share up to 50 GB for free. The hosting company will soon be offering a complete alternative to Gmail and Dropbox, developed and hosted entirely in Switzerland.

Website and blog: infomaniak.com | news.infomaniak.com.

Infomaniak supports the event financially.

OpenTAP

We are OpenTAP. A growing community of test developers dedicated to effortless automation.

The core of OpenTAP is an open-source test sequencer, and our community is continuously adding plugins and solutions that support faster development, execution and optimization of test and measurement software that excels — now, and next time.

Join us as we contribute, collaborate and create — together.

OpenTAP supports the event financially.

The Linux Foundation & Cloud Native Computing Foundation

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) is an open source software foundation dedicated to making cloud native computing universal and sustainable. Cloud native computing uses an open source software stack to deploy applications as microservices, packaging each part into its own container, and dynamically orchestrating those containers to optimize resource utilization. We host and nurture components of cloud native software stacks, including Kubernetes, Envoy and Prometheus.

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) supports the event financially.

Université Libre de Bruxelles

The Université Libre de Bruxelles (or ULB) is a French-speaking university in Brussels, Belgium. It has about 20,000 students. The ULB very substantially supports the event by providing us with the location as well as infrastructure on-site.


Thanks

Cercle Informatique ULB

The “Cercle Informatique ULB” is a group of students who help us book ULB rooms for use during FOSDEM. They also provide part of the catering during the event, the proceeds of which go towards funding their own academic activities.