FOSDEM07 and the rest of February

Posted on February 25, 2007, under apache, general, Joost.

Despite being pretty travel-jaded after Toronto, London, Dublin and Limerick I’ve come down to FOSDEM in Brussels, it’s great fun. I’ve already met up with some people I havn’t seen in ages, chief among whom is Dave Neary who I’ve managed to miss more than once a few times before!

Grand Place at night

It’s about 6 years since the last time I was in Brussels (when I was here to play trad music in a series of very fun gigs), but it’s hardly changed, it’s a surprisingly easy city to navigate. I did get a very dodgy hotel key card though …

Dodgy hotel key card

More photos in my FOSDEM flickr set. There’s a bunch of us here from Joost and it’s very useful to come and get a perspective on what else is happening in the Mozilla world.

It’s been a very strange, mixed and extremely busy month for me. I’ve squeezed a lot of travel into a very small month, my Dad was in hospital for a bit, Nóirín got engaged, the already hectic pace of work at Joost is now picking up even further (it’s pretty cool that we signed Viacom, but that also boils down to a lot of work to get done!), my mother came to visit me in Leiden, and other things have happened which give me good cause to be happy.

It’s been both my worst and best month since moving to the Netherlands, and until we launch (and go out of beta) and for a good while after that, I think it’s going to be even more of the same. It’s also about the half-way point of my (planned, at least) stay in the Netherlands, and there’s still plenty of places I haven’t managed to see yet, which is making me think!

Still, I’m having a great time, I’m meeting an insane amount of people, getting to see a great variety of places and am spending an awful lot more time out and about than I would be in Ireland, so I’m making sure I’m making the most of it too. Now, I just need a teleportation device.

13 Replies to "FOSDEM07 and the rest of February"


Calvin Cunningham  on April 8, 2007

hi i am in the us army stationed in germany. i was wondering if i could get a joost invite.


Jerry Casler  on April 9, 2007

Hey out there, will someone take pity on an old feller, nearly 63, trying to stay out in front of his sons on the technology curve. I am trying to get access to the Joost beta site but understand I need to be invited by someone who already has the access. Would you mind doing so please, my email address is We lived in Europe and Asia so an non-US invitation would be quite nice. Thanks very much indeed . . .


Garfield McBroom  on April 9, 2007

Hi Colm,
I also would appreciate a joost invite if you have any left. Looking forward to try it under both widows and also codeweaver under linus.



ps those FOSDEM ice-creams don’t half look good :)


Tom Newsom  on April 10, 2007

Hi! I am fascinated by Joost (formerly Project Venice) and would love an invite. I have a PC and a Mac and am eager to test it out. Thanks!


Joe  on April 10, 2007

Looking for Joost in the right place i hope??!! Anyone have an invitation to share?




Kai  on April 13, 2007

Hello, Colmmacc:

I’m a web designer in Taiwan, I found this article as I desperately seeking a Joost invitation.

And, yes, could you please also send me an invitation to my mail : as well? Thank you very very much.

I hope I can introduce Joost to our people here to share the amazing internet experience.

Best Regards,

Kai Wen


krish  on April 17, 2007

hi friends,
I am ver passinate about joost TV.please send me invitation to join in joost TV. my email id is


t4rdj0  on April 18, 2007

would you give invitation. please!!!!


luis  on April 24, 2007


I heard about joost a while back and finally found it, but the problem is I need an invite. It seems cool I would love to check it out. I would appreciate if you send me one please!


Harnish  on May 2, 2007

Hi Colm,
I’m from India. I also would appreciate if you can send me a joost invite.



Daniel Eriksson  on May 6, 2007

Hi there!

It seems that u need to be invited to watch joost out. I wonder if i can recive a invitation :)?

Sincerely Daniel


Travis  on May 12, 2007

I was checking out your photos in Flickr, got to your blog and noticed you were linked to Joost. I then found out I need an invite to check it out. Would you be willing to send me an invite?
I appreciate it. thank you.


Manuel T.  on May 20, 2007


I would not like to be dispolite, so if this is not the way to do this, belive me I am sorry.

I´m from Spain, 42 y-o, econist and a bit techno-addicted. I´m looking for a JOOSP invititation. Could you send me one?

Thanks in advance.

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