Unfortunately, because I was presenting and giving a talk on
Unix Passwords at
SVLUG at the time, I didn't make it to
LinuxWorld winter in New York.
However, I did make it to the Summer show and it was really big compared to last year: the show floor took over all the space they had, which forced them to move the Keynote Hall to a building across the street
Another interesting point is that Linus didn't do a keynote this time.
Last year, he said that they begged him and that he could talk about anything but this year Linus decided not to talk. Eh, I can't blame him, everyone wants him to talk everywhere, and it takes time to prepare those talks anyway
This expo, it was difficult to ignore the BSD presence in the show, and that's a good thing. The BSDs out there do deserve recognition and can step in in areas where linux isn't necessarily the best choice yet.
Oh, and if you're looking for a report of this years' Geeks with Guns, I'm afraid I don't have any because it conflicted with the VA party. That said, I was also told that some were actually relieved that I wasn't going because they didn't want to be photographed there. Never mind the fact that it's easy to ask me not to take pictures, or to erase a picture I already took, I'm not quite sure why one would want to hide one's presence at a proud event like Geeks with Guns. Oh well...
And here's the now usual little footer note:
If you'd like to use some pictures or text, please Email me first.
'Till next time
Marc Merlin (email@example.com)
PS: Doesn't this superbly illustrate my sigfile:
Microsoft is to software what McDonalds is to gourmet cooking
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