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FOSS-North 2018 – OSS community at its finest

On April 22nd and 23rd, we attended a growing OSS event called FOSS North in Gothenburg – Sweden. According to, “FOSS-North is a free / open source conference covering both software and hardware from the technical perspective. Hosted in Gothenburg between Copenhagen, Oslo and Stockholm with an international airport, we provide a meeting place for the Nordic foss communities and will bring together great speakers with a great audience.” and that alone sounds like a lot of fun for us nerds! 😉

The event was held in the Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg. Two of the auditoriums were dedicated to FOSS-North, alongside the main corridor where the sponsors and others had their stands, and where the catering was held during the event so that everyone would gather there during the breaks between the talks. We, as the silver sponsor of the event, naturally had our stand packed with demo devices, bringing a lot of attention to Jolla and Sailfish OS.

FOSS-North hosted a bevy of different speeches during the 2-day period with 25 speakers, 2 of them from Jolla! We held our speech about the history of Jolla and the Sailfish community, continued by a piece of our roadmap for Sailfish X, Sailfish 3, and what is planned for the future. We ended the talk by a rather long Q&A from the audience. You can watch the whole talk below, and also access our slides that we used during the talk here.

On top of that, as we always have done, we seized the opportunity to meet with our community from Sweden and Denmark during and after FOSS-North. We gathered in a bar, had some great food, Swedish candies and drinks, with great company. We had generic discussions about Jolla and Sailfish OS, alongside initial plans for having recurring meetups in Gothenburg and the possibility of Jolla attending Opensourcedays in Denmark during October 2018.


In the end we would like to thank the organisers of FOSS-North for an amazing event and also thank our dear community in Northern Europe for being there and supporting us!


James Noori

Community Manager at Jolla. Gadget geek. Open source supporter and advocate. Long time Jolla blogger in a third party blog. Ready to change the world with unique and unusual alternatives!


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    Where is my Sony Xperia XA2 news update!?!?!

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      Well, it is not ready yet, 😀 News will be published when we reach a proper milestone. Stay tuned for other important and exciting news!

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    And where are the Photos from Berlin MeetUp ?

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      Coming soon in a blog post near you!

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    Thank you for the video and the slides!

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      Thanks for watching and I hope you enjoyed!

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    Any refund update this year? Can we expect anymore refunds, updates of blog post?

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    Good to hear you’re connecting with the open source community. Do you have a timeline for when the remaininh Sailfish components will be open sourced? Or have Jolla decided to keep the UI elements closed source?

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    I am a bit disappointed. 1.5 months no news from Jolla and then a 25 lines short and 3 weeks delayed wrap-up of a conference that could/should have been posted 2 days after the event. :\

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    Thb, this goes waaaaaay back to when the Xperia project was first announced

    Jolla dont appear to be able to get to grips with the basic concept of managing customers expectations

    The gap between an announcement being made to actually delivery is craaaaaazy loooooong!

    Sorry (and I’ve said this before) but sometimes it appears that these announcements are made to give the illusion that there is more going on than there actually is?

    Either way…..we need some further info on the Xperia XA2….and soon!

    Tick Tock!

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      +1 Also not forget the wearables, too.

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    good events for our money – when can we expect a refund? after all, dictator Putin sponsors you

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      Well, thats not completly true. Rostelekom has 75% of OMP and 75% o Votron. And they hold about 10% Jolla Stocks. So Putin gave not so much money, like you think.

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        Well, 10% maybe…

        But they could still control the money flow and have more than 50% of the votes for all I know…

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    When will jolla devices come to Turkey.Looking forward for this devices.Please come to Turkey.

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      We are working on that!

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    @James Noori Please give us news about refund !

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    Can you pls update when xperia xa2 with sfos will be available in india? We also dont have option to buy xperia x dual sfos package.It seems xperia x dual is disappeared from retail stores as well as online shopping sites like amazon, only able to find it on ebay now.
    Can we get any concrete info of sfos availability in India? As of now I am using my ported version of sfos on moto g4 plus, but lack of other Jolla official apps (proprietary) its feeling boaring now 🙁

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      Yes, the Xperia XA2 is coming to the Sailfish X family. It takes time, but we are working on it.

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