We can’t stop here, this is wine country …
The Google SoC Mentor summit was great fun. I realized how may different OpenSource projects are out there. The other thing that I did notice and that made me think a bit was that there were many OpenSource developers using Mac OS X or Windows. So while for me OpenSource is more the idea that software (and thus all the software stack I am running) should be not only free for everybody but also its code should be it seems that there are a lot of people that do think different. Or does Linux on the Desktop still suck so much? Oh, and the KDE guys rock. I recently overheared a KDE vs. GNOME discussion at my University and I think it is really ironic that the developers seem to get along quite well with each other while the users are fighting. ;-) All in all the summit restored a good deal of my hacking mojo. One last note: Leslie has so much energy, I believe she has coffee instead of blood in her veins.
As your attorney, I advise you to rent a very fast car with no top:
(note quite true, it was his idea)
We also had original American food …
… which I should totally regret since I had to throw up 3 times during this night. I am now sooo looking forward to that 12 hour flight to Munich.
The possibility of physical and mental collapse is now very real. No sympathy for the Devil, keep that in mind. Buy the ticket, take the ride.
(N.b. yes that is me on the picture and yes my hackergotchi is totally outdated, but Vincent loves it)