Fosdem 2017, an international occasion to introduce Bibisco


Brussels 4-5 February 2017, a special occasion to know Bibisco.


Every year, thousands of developers of free and open source software from all over the world gather at the event in Brussels. But what is Fosdem exactly? Fosdem is the acronym for Free and Open Source Software Developers’ European Meeting. It is a

free and non-commercial event organized by the community, for the community.

Raphael Bauduin created Fosdem in 2000. He felt the need to contribute in a more efficient way to the community of open source developers; this is why he decided to organize an event to meet all the people who were in line with the open source philosophy.

Every year volounteers  organize the event to provide a place to:

  • get in touch with other developers and projects;
  • listen to the latest developments in the free software world and in the open source world;
  • attend interesting talks and presentations on various topics by project leaders and committers;
  • to promote the development and benefits of free software and open source solutions.

Clearly, it is important that free and open source software developers have a place to meet in real life rather than always through a screen. (Yes, probably it’s true that also the developers have a body, a soul and the need to drink beer! At Fosdem they can prove it!)

This is why it is a real honour that this amazing event is the first international occasion at which we can introduce Bibisco, in person, to a community.

Well, a very big community! In Brussels more then 4.000 visitors will be present at the ULB Solbosh campus. Andrea will introduce his project on Saturday 3rd February at 18.40. We can follow his talk also in streaming, more details here.

The title? How to write your novel with open source application. With this lightning talk, Andrea will speak about the origin of Bibisco, where the idea came from and how he developed it up to the first release in 2014. Certainly, this first speech will also be the occasion to thank the bibischian community who continually contribute to making the dream of Bibisco come true.

We are so excited! We’ll keep you up to date!



2 thoughts on “Fosdem 2017, an international occasion to introduce Bibisco”

  1. I’d really like to use Bibisco as it is free software, however it appears it cannot function without the non-free Oracle JRE. I’ve been unable to get it to work with OpenJDK.

    It may be nice if at FOSDEM you could show this great program running on an open source runtime too! 🙂

    1. Hi! By default bibisco uses the JRE under bibisco/jre folder.

      If you have OpenJDK with version >=7 installed on your system and you properly set JAVA_HOME environment variable, you can delete or rename bibisco/jre folder and bibisco uses the JRE of your system.

      Let me know if it works!

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