FOSS Backstage, the exciting conference dedicated to everything related to FOSS governance and open collaboration will return in 2022. The fourth edition of FOSS Backstage takes place on March 17th and 18th and will consist of one fully virtual day followed by one in person day taking place here in Berlin. The in person day in Berlin will be live streamed for those attending virtually, and virtual attendees will be able to ask speakers questions.

FOSS Backstage provides a space to discuss a broad spectrum of issues related to community management, vendor neutrality and leading projects without discretionary power. Conference tracks are:

  • Governance & Community
  • Sustainability & Funding
  • Legal & Compliance
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Growing Open Source

With a focus on decentralised decision making and open collaboration FOSS Backstage is a great place for: developers, architects, sysadmins, community leaders, students and anyone interested in building and managing communities within the open source space, to get together and exchange ideas.

Our call for participation is currently open until November 15th and you can read more about the CfP, what we are looking for and how to take part here.

If you would like to attend FOSS Backstage our ticket shop is open and you can find the right ticket to suit your budget here.

Become a partner! We are not only looking for speakers, but also for partners of any kind: So if you are interested in becoming our sponsor, media or events partner, please reach out to Paul at

Find out more:
FOSS Backstage Website
Call for Participation
Event Newsletter

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