Open Source

Day Two Done and Dusted

All in all it was a very good day and we are not even half way yet!

Today the mini-conf menu consisted of Debian, GNOME, Education, Gaming, Kernel, PostgreSQL, OpenOffice.org and Linuxchix.

The conference that kept outgrowing itself was the Gaming mini-conf. Beginning in a room that seated about 40 people, it soon became clear by the time that the FOSS Licensing panel started that a new room was needed.

Rusty Russell wasted no time in filling that room as well. To his credit it meant that there was a talk about hit points and damage rolls. So nerdy, so good.

How could we have Linux without Linus? Quite simply, we couldn't. Linus was kind enough to donate some of his time and gave us a great interview. An interesting point to note was that he mentioned that running -mm, -love or similar experimental branches really helps out in the testing of kernels.

One of the coolest things I have seen in quite a while is the "Open-Source Segway". A great project from Adelaide it contains a single gyroscope and an accelerometer. There will be a talk about it tomorrow at 4:50 and will be shown on Open Day.

All in all it was a very good day and we are not even half way yet!

About Chris Duckett

Some would say that it is a long way from software engineering to journalism, others would correctly argue that it is a mere 10 metres according to the floor plan.During his first five years with CBS Interactive, Chris started his journalistic advent...

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