If you were ever looking for a great way to get deep into SUSE Linux, and you have the means to get to Brussels next week, then you should know about this.
The sixth Free and Open source Software Developers’ European Meeting (FOSDEM) is an annual 2-day event hosting talks, tutorials, and booth for the free software/open source community. Access to all parts of FOSDEM is free of charge, and Novell/SUSE engineers will be there in force presenting a compendium of SUSE-related sessions.
My tip: if you are a hacker/developer, you will certainly want to catch the sessions on the openSUSE Build Service. Based on some recent discussions I have had with Sonja Krause-Harder, developer evangelist for openSUSE, it looks like openSUSE Build Service can hugely accelerate your ability to build and test your software,
Also, Michael “the Meekster” Meeks (of OpenOffice.org and Linux desktop fame) will be speaking there. Oh, and don’t miss Crispin Cowan, formerly of Immunix (and coming all the way from Portland, Oregon). Crispin’s AppArmor is one of the most ingenious Linux security tools I’ve ever seen.
After looking at the schedule, I think it’s safe to say that FOSDEM will be the SUSE developer event for any hacker based in Europe.