1 Mar 2008 audriusa
Unlike two years ago, this time I have been a "completely
different person" in FOSDEM: arrived by plane, used hotel
and also brought two young developers I supervise - to
demonstrate them how the FOSS looks like from the closer
distance. Even a very simple things are impressive for some
people: that the conference was organized by the university,
that it was really large, that the level of the projects is
indeed very high and that nobody does not even think to talk
about things like cracking iPhones. It is important to
resist various FUD in time. This goal seems reached and I am
satisfied with the result.
Apart java talks, one of the most interesting things I have
seen might be OpenSolaris. While I needed to stuff an extra
hard drive into my box just to install it properly, I did -
runs fine, scaring the older staff from the oil industry
like a resurected ghost: Solaris??? Its dead! It is over!
Well, there are many other interesting things - the
summarized report was 16 pages long. Really a nice weekend.