In the US
I'm currently in MA at the Red Hat office in Westford after a few days like all others "I am Red Hat"'ers in Raleigh for the company meeting. Getting into the Desktop team here, lot of thinking and meetings, most stuff will show up at some point on the Fedora desktop list. Wednesday there was an informal GNOME meeting at the Flat Top Johnny in Cambridge around beer and pool tables, it was fun and really good to see some of the Ximian (and Sun ;-) guys.
Tomorrow I will meet William Brack for the first time (he lives in Hong Kong), so I will be around Cambridge, it is likely we will end-up at the Flat Top Johnny in the afternoon or evening to discuss around beers.
The week-end was mostly spent doing tourism in Boston and Cambridge Saturday with Mark, Alex and Caolan, we started downtown, went to the Aquarium, then walked though Boston, MIT and Cambridge up to Harward Square. We went to the coast on Sunday, walked through Salem, then drove to Gloucester to see the sea. We bought 4 big lobster there, which got cooked following the famous recipe "Homard a l'americaine", it was really good though extremely messy to eat and cooking 4 lobsters in the mini-kitchen of an hotel room was a big mess too. Apparently Mark is a bit scared by my capacity to ingest food.
Seeing what JBoss's founder has to say
about Open Sourcing Java:
I sat through and [asked myself], 'What's the goodness of open sourcing Java?' And there would be marginal gains that we could have such as speed.[...]
it makes me really wonder about the perception that some Java users really have on Open Source and Free Software. I really can't understand how they expect to make an OSS based business with being so wrong about the core aspect which makes OSS actually work. Very disturbing ...