I'm sitting at the very back of a packed hall, typing this live as Craig Mundie from Microsoft talks about his thoughts on open source. He started by saying that Microsoft's problems and comments are around the free software movement rather than the open source movement. "Open source isn't the issue".
It must be strange for him up on stage looking out over a sea of people wearing plastic red hats. Yes, it's a bit of a publicity stunt, but we must have got about a third of all the attendees wearing the fedoras. I had great fun handing them out on the way in, getting trampled in the rush, but the attitude of everyone was great. Apart from the guy who worked for SuSe who didn't want one. Not even to burn, apparantly.