Chris Lamb

FOSDEM 2007

FOSDEM 2007 was, as expected, really good. Wherever possible I avoided talks in the main 'Janson' room as I knew videos would be available. Some highlights were:

Bad things were minimal: losing my hat, leaving my SD card at home, missing the keysigning due to OpenJDK, no zzuf talk, and missing an important project lecture.

It was great going with the WUGLUG guys, even though we completely fail at anything involving public transport or ordering things at restaurants. Several new memes were coined ("if you feed a $noun..", "Samsonite all over your trousers", "Thai ladyboys"), several existing ones had their genres subverted ("in ur-ope/Europe, spending ur-o/Euro", "In Soviet Russia, Rough Guides you") and there was enough blatant KDE, HURD and BSD trolling to keep everyone happy ("KDE-configurable endianness").

Flying was a bit of a faff though, and we did shovel several hundred kittens into a furnace with our carbon footprint.


Chris Lamb is a freelance software developer and the current Debian Project Leader. You can read other posts by me, see software I have written or read more about me. You can also follow me @lolamby.


Tags: GNU/Linux

Planets: ALUG UWCS WUGLUG

Tuesday 27th February 2007