Several KDE developers travelled to Brussels, Belgium to attend the FOSDEM event. Activities included bugfixing, development discussions and presentations, keysigning and of course socializing.
Friday afternoon the first developers arrived in Brussels by train. After the necessary hotel check-ins and refreshing, we had dinner in Brussel's chinatown. First lesson learned: coffee with sake works amazingly well, excessive chili sauce does not.
Friends of KDE and open source such as GNOME's Michael Meeks also paid a visit to the KDE developer room, while Mozilla developers too met with KDE developers, emphasizing the respect and friendship there is between the projects and their developers.
While suggestions from the Swedish KDE clan on #kde-freebsd had us (well, some of us) consider visiting an American nightclub, we opted not to come off as complete geeks, so instead some stayed at the hotel, partially sponsored by the KDE eV, and others revisited Lop Lop.
Sunday brought more development and discussion, as well as some keysigning. The KDE web of trust keeps growing and growing, stretching vast parts of Europe while gaining a trust paths to and from developers in the Netherlands, resulting in a joining with the Californian web of trust, which entered Europe after LWCE 2002 in San Francisco and has now been connected.
Altogether a successful event. Things were a little more organized than last year, both FOSDEM itself as well as the KDE presence: David Faure, Olivier Goffart, Alexander Kellett, Rob Kaper, Martijn Klingens, Daniel Molkentin, Fabrice Mous, Josef Spillner and Scott Wheeler. Thanks for coming (again), I have enjoyed and am looking forward to meet many more KDE developers next year or at one of the upcoming events in 2003!