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KDE Storms First Day of FOSDEM 2007

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The first day of the annual Free and Open Source Developers' European Meeting in Brusssels was very busy for the KDE team: attending talks by other talented hackers, hosting KDE related talks in the developer room, representing KDE at the booth, mingling with other hackers, bug hunting and work on new features. KDE had a strong presence this year, at least twice as many KDE people attended including a very strong showing from the Amarok developers. Speakers in the KDE developer room included Jos van den Oever, Stephan Laurient, Flavio and Sander Koning.

Our FOSDEM presence in Brussels started with the traditional 'Friday Beer Event' at Le Roy d'Espagne in the Grand Place. The KDE stall on Saturday was very crowded with both curious visitors and long time KDE people. The staff sold almost 500 euro worth of merchandise! Unfortunately we won't be able to match that total on Sunday, we are simply out of T-shirts, badges, bags and mugs. Many people moved to the developer room for the Nepomuk talk, and made themselves comfortable behind their laptops.

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