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96 Hours Of Open Source Talks In Bangalore

timothy posted more than 10 years ago | from the bring-no-doz dept.

GNU is Not Unix 171

nileshch writes "The ongoing community-driven Linux Bangalore 2003 is upto a record of sorts. There are, hold your breath, 96 scheduled talks. That's about 96 hours of open-source talk in three days! The first day with 30 talks is already over with star speakers like Nat Friedman, Miguel De Icaza and Sirtaj Singh Kang enthralling the audience with their refreshing perspectives on Linux and Open Source. Rasmus Lerdorf and Jeremy Zawodny of Yahoo! Inc, amongst others, are also scheduled to talk at the event."

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171 comments

Weird place to have it (1, Insightful)

Pingular (670773) | more than 10 years ago | (#7616503)

You don't really see Bangalore as being the Capital of Open Source, I would have thought a more appropriate place would be Finland.

Re:Weird place to have it (5, Informative)

slavitos (666569) | more than 10 years ago | (#7616519)

Doesn't seem too weird to me. If I am not mistaken, Bangalore already has more software engineers than Silicon Valley.

Re: Finland comment. A Finnish-based electronic musician Vladislav Delay once noted that Finland was a country where "like, 500 people listen to jazz".

So what (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7616576)

So what. Having more software engineers doesn't make it the capital of open source. Most of them are not open source developers anyway.

Just typical Indian software engineers with a typical programming job, with the typical bullshitting to cover up their typical incompetence.

Re:Weird place to have it (2, Funny)

Copley (726927) | more than 10 years ago | (#7616524)

The capital of curry source maybe?

Re:Weird place to have it (1)

pairo (519657) | more than 10 years ago | (#7616542)

Uh... Why would Finland of all places be the Capital of Open Source?

Re:Weird place to have it (1, Funny)

dankdirk77 (690855) | more than 10 years ago | (#7616579)

You know that guy... Jonne Valtonen (Purple Motion)? he was from Finland... or was that something else....?

Re:Weird place to have it (1, Funny)

BetterThanCaesar (625636) | more than 10 years ago | (#7616627)

I think the Leningrad Cowboys have contributed profusely to Open Source.

Re:Weird place to have it (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7616722)

Heittakaa slashbot homot voltti!

OSMTVK (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7616744)

Olen Samaa Mielta Taman Viestin Kanssa.

Re:Weird place to have it (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7616840)

Sure he is. 2nd reality anyone? :P

Re:Weird place to have it (1)

lokedhs (672255) | more than 10 years ago | (#7616908)

Elwood [inetware.it] is finnish too.

I'd say he's at least as good as Purple Motion.

http://linux-bangalore.org/2003/guides/speakers.ph (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7616679)

read this before you make a comment.

Re:Weird place to have it (1, Funny)

jussikin (626438) | more than 10 years ago | (#7616828)

Finland is good place to freeze your balls!. I mean winter here kills. And not talking about those penguins and polarbears all over the place. Bangalore is propably much better, at least your piss wont freeze before it hits ground.

96 Hours (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7617149)

That suits Linux developers just fine, because they are all geeks who don't bathe.

like the song... (5, Funny)

wrinkledshirt (228541) | more than 10 years ago | (#7616504)

96 Hours Of Open Source Talks In Bangalore! 96 Hours Of Open Source Talks...!

Take a poster of Darl down, kick it around...

95 Hours of Open Source Talks in Bangalore!

I can't tell... (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7616516)

I can't tell if the ed is being sarcastic or actually finds this exciting.... either wouldn't be particularly surprising.

I hate the liberals (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7616717)

I hate all liberals with their PC claptrap and pro-gay, pro-murder, anti-christian lifestyles.

I really do hate them.

ann coulter (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7616730)

shut your fucking face ann coulter and get that sand out of your vagina

Re:I hate the conservatives (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7617161)

with their goose-stepping, war, and starving people.

Please, think of the CHILDREN!!!

The link between layoffs, OSS, and the RIAA (-1, Offtopic)

ObviousGuy (578567) | more than 10 years ago | (#7616526)

It occurs to me that one big problem with American workers, proprietary software, and music CDs is that they are all priced far above their actual values.

In the case of of proprietary software, the product is usually no better than the free version offered by the Open Source community. Linux vs. Windows, Gimp vs. Photoshop, and so on and so on. It makes sense that the world would gravitate towards the cheaper, equivalent option.

Likewise, the same thing is happening with CD music. CDs are far too highly priced for their limited utility. The old lament goes, "We would buy the CDs instead of download them if only they were cheaper!" I believe this to be the case, in fact. There are certain advantages that would make buying an actual CD worthwhile. Glossy covers, liner notes, additional artwork, free gifts, etc. However, the cost of adding those freebies to the CD automatically puts the CD shelf price far above the conceived value (which is little more than zero dollars).

Re:The link between layoffs, OSS, and the RIAA (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7616569)

One could argue that it is the rest of the world's labor that is underpriced. I mean, the US has a remarkably high standard of living, and there is still poverty. Are you saying the US needs to be poorer as a nation?

No better place (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7616586)

No better place to demonstrate the futility of expensive labor than India, and no better topic to demonstrate the futility of expensive proprietary software than OSS.

You hit the nail on the head.

Hrm (0, Offtopic)

planetoid (719535) | more than 10 years ago | (#7616528)

Is this what I'll have to put up with after I graduate college and start working in the computer field? Having to pretend, in front of my boss or bosses, that I'm sooo interested in attending these nonstop conferences of aimless chit-chat just so I won't be on my bosses' shitlist in the future? Serious question.

Re:Hrm (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7616549)

Unless you're already in Bangalore studying, you don't have to worry about being sent to conferences. You'll have a hard enough time trying to remember if the order was a double or triple skinny grande mocha latte.

The real refresher (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7616539)

Quite refreshing [nilesh.org] to have a link to a picture instead of html that does not change into open source rant no matter how many times you click refresh.

Re:The real refresher (-1, Flamebait)

jhunsake (81920) | more than 10 years ago | (#7616758)

He looks like that spic boy-toy my 50-year old faggot neighbor has.

better place (-1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7616551)

hold the meeting in one of your mom's basements

Re:better place (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7616577)

GOD damn, I wish I had a mod point. Thanks for making me LOL. Funniest shit I've read all day.

Re:better place (-1, Offtopic)

caston (711568) | more than 10 years ago | (#7616688)

I tried but your friends had them all booked out for their depraved... gawd knows what...

All six of them!

Dont fear the curry (4, Insightful)

dankdirk77 (690855) | more than 10 years ago | (#7616553)

I hear whining from people all the time about jobs going to India, but news like this I hope can make at least the real slashdot crowd aware of the good going on there.

India is a natural ally of the united states because it is one of the few stable democracies in the region. The people are diverse, smart, conservative, and could potentially join us with japan as the new rulers of the world.

May open source flourish in that country!!!

Re:Dont fear the curry (4, Insightful)

Copley (726927) | more than 10 years ago | (#7616581)

Agreed... Everytime the topics of Indian software / service centres / whatever come up (and it's more and more often these days), comments appear which seem to imply that the products supplied will inherently be 2nd rate... Does anyone have any evidence to base this on?! Just because products is not coming from the good ol' US of A doesn't necessarily mean it's crap!

Re:Dont fear the curry (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7616598)

How many projects have you been on that have used Indian programmers?

Re:Dont fear the curry (0)

Copley (726927) | more than 10 years ago | (#7616609)

...and your point?! BTW, how many have you been involved with?

Re:Dont fear the curry (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7616616)

His point is Indian programmers really suck. Was it at all difficult to infer that meaning?

Re:Dont fear the curry (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7616639)

Yes!, continue to believe that, just like Japonese made steel sucks, and Chinese manufactured goods suck, and how all heavy industrial products from Korea suck.

Re:Dont fear the curry (1)

Copley (726927) | more than 10 years ago | (#7616655)

No, not difficult...

Just wanted him to confirm his small-minded ignorance!

Re:Dont fear the curry (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7616751)

I've been involved with many here in the US, and they do suck. Everything is shoddy, no correctness verification or anything is done. Of course that can be said of most programmers. So, yes, the Indians do suck and so do most others as well.

Re:Dont fear the curry (4, Interesting)

PurpleWizard (643191) | more than 10 years ago | (#7616897)

My experience in the Power Industry (high voltage power transmission and related electric infrastructure stuff) is that the engineers are superb.Individual work at least as good as the UK staff I worked with.

What was lacking was good procedures and best practice working methods, along with overall project management. Once those started to be in place the products started to be as good too.

To put it in context look around you and grade the dedication and motivation of yourself and your coworkers. If it is less than 9/10 you will rapidly be at risk from over seas. They are as clever, they are as well educated (maybe better because of the dedication) and they are much more motivated and dedicated.

Re:Dont fear the curry (1)

PurpleWizard (643191) | more than 10 years ago | (#7616903)

And I don't think they have the same level of problems with industrial action because the employees don't like the latest colour scheme in the toilets!!!

no thanks buddha man (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7616600)

I'd prefer the U.S. be the ONLY ruler of teh world.

As far as India is concerned, I wouldn't want to live a day in that third-world shit hole.

Re:no thanks buddha man (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7616681)

> I'd prefer the U.S. be the ONLY ruler of teh world.

Exactly! how else are we going to break international laws and continue to piss off the rest of the world?

> As far as India is concerned, I wouldn't want to live a day in that third-world shit hole.

Yeah! Some places in India don't even have running water, like some places in Tennessee! Shitholes!

Re:no thanks buddha man (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7616793)

Take a trainride longer than two hours in any place in India (notice the grey shirt if you started with a white one). Now take one in the US, EU or Japan. You *will* notice the difference in both attitude of people and quality of the ride.

This goes for many things in India, they will have to perform miracles to get the standard of living up to western standards without getting the salaries up as well. Good luck!

Re:Dont fear the curry (1)

Funkdoobier (711507) | more than 10 years ago | (#7616801)

...and could potentially join us with japan as the new rulers of the world.

This is the most arrogant thing I've ever heard an American say, and I've watched Bush's speeches. Has it occured to anyone in this god damn country that the rest of the world is getting fed up with us assuming that we are at the top of the food chain from now until eternity?

Re:Dont fear the curry (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7616813)

>>I hope can make at least the real slashdot crowd aware

And who the fuck is the 'real' slashdot crowd. The subset of slashbots that agree with everything you think?

p.s. What moron modded this 'rule the world' crap insightful?

Yo (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7616896)

Fuck Habib!!!!! And the Habibettes!

reading too much ?pr? ?firm? hypenosys? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7616966)

rule the wwworld? new? where'd you hear that cool chatter, on the shortwave?

stable democracIE, LIEk US?

Re:Dont fear the curry (0, Offtopic)

straybullets (646076) | more than 10 years ago | (#7617270)

I wouldn't be so hasty as calling india a democracy. many voices, like Arundhati [salon.com] Roy [arundhatiroy.org.uk] for instance, speak out to say that it's more like an oligarchy with a parade of democracy to cover religious intolerance & corporate maxi profits.

Then again i wouldn't call the USA a democracy so maybe i'm giving this word a strongest sense that it actually has nowadays.

-- see me run, now you're gone.

Gotta love the title of this talk (1)

scubacuda (411898) | more than 10 years ago | (#7616561)

Re:Gotta love the title of this talk (1)

The Cydonian (603441) | more than 10 years ago | (#7616940)

The speaker has an blog entry [atulchitnis.net] on the event on his home page.

Sirtaj Singh Kang (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7616568)

> Sirtaj Singh Kang: From hell's heart, I code at thee

KAAAANNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN{G}!!!!!

Re:Sirtaj Singh Kang (3, Funny)

Jacco de Leeuw (4646) | more than 10 years ago | (#7616739)

I, for one, welcome our new Bangalore Overlords.

Re:Sirtaj Singh Kang (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7616934)

Sir Taj's website is this [sirtaj.net] , not the one mentioned in the original post (which is rather out of date).

Really!? (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7616570)

That's about 96 hours of open-source talk in three days!

Wow, only thought there were 72 hours...

Re:Really!? (1)

Chairboy (88841) | more than 10 years ago | (#7616591)

Wow, I guess you didn't realize that a conference like this usually has multiple conference rooms going simultaneously with overlapping talks.

Me: 1 point
Anonymous Coward: Zero

Re:Really!? (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7616637)

Actually, your Karma bonus gives you two points in total.

I'm afraid to say it, but... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7616599)

See, it's the crazy-lookin' open-sourcers that scare me. Checked out Jeremy Zawodny's page. Do I want to entrust my corporate infrastructure with code from a guy with his head out a car window?

Just a thought. Hope something meaningful comes out of the get-together.

Re:I'm afraid to say it, but... (1)

tgt (599351) | more than 10 years ago | (#7616614)

You are absolutely right. We'd sure as hell entrust our corporate infrastructure to code from someone more suit-able with no head at all :)

Re:I'm afraid to say it, but... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7616629)

Ah. I see - one must look like he hasn't done his laundry in order to have a head.

That's exactly the type of attitude that keeps companies from making the switch.

Cheers.

Open Sourcing 7-11s (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7616623)

Check out the talks on running Linux on your cash registers and the one entitled, "Super Big Gulps, Slurpees, Chimichangas and Open Source Software."

Re:Open Sourcing 7-11s (0, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7616646)

Yes!, Belittle the Indians, that'll help get all those IT jobs back here to the good 'ol US of A.

Re:Open Sourcing 7-11s (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7616685)

Shut up and get back on that camel. Lawrence will be coming soon.

Re:Open Sourcing 7-11s (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7616729)

Lawrence? you taking about Lawrence Taylor? And what does he have to do with getting on a camel, and speaking of which what does standing on a ciggarette have to do with anything? Jeez your comment made no sence at all, might as well have said, "Trees are a communist plot"

Re:Open Sourcing 7-11s (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7616763)

Wrong Lawrence, dipshit. Think a little harder.

Re:Open Sourcing 7-11s (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7617196)

Hint: He was rogued by a turk :)

Re:Open Sourcing 7-11s (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7616747)

Belittle them? Why I praise them for their tasty cheese and chili dogs too!

You forgot ... (3, Interesting)

skjaidev (546202) | more than 10 years ago | (#7616711)

Micro [linux-bangalore.org] soft [linux-bangalore.org] ;-)

Not Surprising. (1)

The Cydonian (603441) | more than 10 years ago | (#7616944)

In a way, it was to be expected. considering that MS' IndDev Center at Hyderabad is into development of Services for Unix (SFU).

It'll be interesting, though, to see, say, Steve Ballmer's reaction to the title of the guy's talk. (I'm talking about the first link, obviously)

Conference proceedings or transcripts (2, Interesting)

Space cowboy (13680) | more than 10 years ago | (#7616746)

Is there (or will there be, once it's finished) an online transcript of any of these 96 speeches ? Not necessarily for free (though free would be good :-))

Simon

Re:Conference proceedings or transcripts (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7616766)

Sure it'll be free. But that's free as in speech not free as in beer.

Conference talk via Audio-on-Demand? (1)

ivi (126837) | more than 10 years ago | (#7616772)


Eg, in the style of the sorely missed
TechNetCast?

Re:Conference talk via Audio-on-Demand? (1)

The_Obfuscator (542644) | more than 10 years ago | (#7616780)

I sorely miss technetcast. They havn't updated things in quite a while.

Re:Conference proceedings or transcripts (1)

crhylove (205956) | more than 10 years ago | (#7617000)

yes or how about mp3s? or a torrent to .rm files?

all computer conventions should have these!!!

Re:Conference proceedings or transcripts (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7617094)

In my experience, when sub-continentals are involved, a transcript is pretty much essential even when you are present as they speak.
*DUCK*

Re:Conference proceedings or transcripts (2, Informative)

toolz (2119) | more than 10 years ago | (#7617142)

Well, transcripts of 96 talks are kind of difficult. The slides will be up as always after the event.

And for free, of course :)

As in beer.

Check the schedules [linux-bangalore.org] a couple of days after the event.

If you are interested, you can also check out the slides from LB/2002 [linux-bangalore.org] and LB/2001 [linux-bangalore.org] .

Re:Conference proceedings or transcripts (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7617181)

i will say of what i'm sure of
there will the slides of the talks that will be put up

How the hell... (1, Funny)

TheSonicVince (591769) | more than 10 years ago | (#7616759)

...do they fit 96 hours in THREE days (72 hours)?

Re:How the hell... (4, Funny)

cioxx (456323) | more than 10 years ago | (#7616815)

...do they fit 96 hours in THREE days (72 hours)?

With the help of the new LZW time compression algorithm. Why else do you think companies outsource to Bangalore?

Re:How the hell... (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7616955)

Actually, they use multiprocessing:


http://linux-bangalore.org/2003/schedules/

Re:How the hell... (1)

zhenlin (722930) | more than 10 years ago | (#7617046)

I have to inform you of my outrage on the LZW time compression algorithm! It was awarded a patent, but it's clearly a word-for-word copy of the General Theory of Relativity, especially the part about time dilation at high speeds!

Obviously, the USPTO doesn't care about prior art. Even when the author of the prior art was a patent clerk himself!

96 Hours.. (-1, Redundant)

rf0 (159958) | more than 10 years ago | (#7616792)

OK this would be more impressive if it was one after another however surely this is like any show where the are scheduled talks.

Rus

Re:96 Hours.. (1)

Argon (6783) | more than 10 years ago | (#7616945)

It's like any other show with scheduled talks - five of them go on in parallel. The quality of the talks is very varied, I must say I wasn't quite disappointed with a few of them. I guess I should not be really complaining because the speakers don't get compensated or anything. By the way Bdale Garbee was one of the "star" speakers at the conference. He talked about porting Debian GNU/Linux to the IA64 platform.

Re:96 Hours.. (0)

Argon (6783) | more than 10 years ago | (#7616952)

Aargh. That's what I get for submitting without previewing. Read that as I must say I was quite disappointed with a few of them.

Some pertinent questions unanswered (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7616816)

So jace [seacrow.com] asked some pertinent questions [yahoo.com] and the next thing you know, controvery erupts everywhere, with people picking sides ... ! The core questions remain unanswered, by the list-owner, and head-honcho (achitnis) too!
  1. jace's blog entry [livejournal.com]
  2. mmk's blog entry I [livejournal.com] blog entry II [livejournal.com]
Its a wonder this event is actually happening, what, with one high-muckety-muck [wordsmith.org] [achitnis [atulchitnis.net] ] running the show ...

This is no surprise (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7616835)

U know de Bangalore Score.

-----BEGIN GEEK CODE BLOCK-----
Version: 3.1
GCS/MU w++(--)$ U- E-(+) W+(-) !O !M !V !N-- o+>++ d+(-) s+:++>
a r- y? PS++ PE-() !Y t@ !tv-- !R b++ DI+ e+ h--
------END GEEK CODE BLOCK------

Re:This is no surprise (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7616854)

You mean this [virtualbangalore.com] fella?

Re:This is no surprise (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7616862)

ARE JIIIIVIN' ME, tURKEY??

96 hours! (0, Funny)

teamhasnoi (554944) | more than 10 years ago | (#7616853)

That's so long, we'll have to outsource it to India!

hear/see/speak no evile? (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7616889)

that's what we'd tell 'em, adding, 'sell' no evile, which goes without saying?

we're a little suspicious of that miguel guise (& a few others, tell 'em robbIE) motives. but as monIEsucking becomes more&more 'stylish' in the 'community', sort of like corn passing through a bird's butt.

despite the fud0cide depicted buy the phonIE ?pr? ?firm? hypenosys of the fauxking corepirate nazi payper liesense softwar gangster stock markup FraUD execrable, the gnu millennium is well underway.

the increasingly popular pateNTdead eyecon0meter kode base is unbreakable, & wwworks on several (more than 3) dimensions. it's a real nightmare for those involved in unprecedented evile.

creators want compensation for planet abuse/damage? (Score:mynuts won)
by Anonymous Coward on Friday November 28, @06:57AM (#7581317)

not really? they just want US to stop wrecking it/killing innocents.

they're not just kidding about that.

you won't be needing any 5000$ hdtv either, or even a model rocket cam, to be able to sense the direction of the wwwinds of change, which are bullowing at gale force/farce.

even more to be thankful about? (Score:mynuts won, don't mention the monIE)

by Anonymous Coward on Sunday November 30, @12:01PM (#7592801) /. putting stuff that matters into future storIEs? (Score:-1, Troll)

just kidding?

see also: stuff that really matters/chips ahoya @ a dime # dozen?

eating it/at all? (Score:-1, Troll)
by Anonymous Coward on Sunday November 30, @10:02AM (#7592314)
?eating? in 3rd wwworld countries, for example
score: mynuts won, nothing to buy here?
Posted by CmdrTaco on Sunday November 30, @09:13AM
from the tang-makes-me-ill (how annoying that must be for us, & the folks over at tang.com?) dept.

morons write "What do you think babies aboard the ?other? side of the planet had for Thanksgiving? Roasted turkey? Wrong answer. In "less fortunate" areas, the pateNTdead eyecon0meter tells us, they had little of nothing, and gives details about space in their little bodies, where food ought to be. If the dining view, 200 miles of rough road, is unattractive, preparing 'meals' is even more so. For example, there is no food, so the babies must remain hungry for long periods at +- room temperature. And you need to avoid thinking about this scenario. The real 'stuff that matters' overview contains additional references, and includes directions by the creators, for their/yOUR newclear power, & planet/population rescue initiatives/mandates.

( Read More... | that makes sense )

consult with/trust in yOUR creators... the lights are coming up now in order to assist in the avoidance of overheating the main processor, &, facilitation of the aforementioned ncp/ppr programs/mandates.

for each of the creators' innocents harmed, there is a badtoll that must/will be repaid by you/US, as the execrabilious corepirate nazi perpetraitors of the life0cide against the creators innocents, will not be available to make reparations.

see you there? tell 'em robbIE?

Intelligent and realistic positioning of Linux (5, Informative)

cyberjessy (444290) | more than 10 years ago | (#7616907)

I have just come back from Linux Bangalore 2003. One of the most striking things I noticed is that there is hardly any "hardline linux advocacy" at the venue. It focuses well on how linux would fit into today's computing environment, including interoperating with Microsoft Windows.

It is evident from the fact that Mono is given great prominence. Miguel De Icaza is speaking today as well as on friday. A top official from Microsoft (YES Microsoft!) is speaking on how Windows and Linux can co-exist.

In short, a very credible and organized meet of enthusiasts and business users. Hats off to the organizers!

realistic co-existence with softwar gangsters? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7616931)

like netscape, etc...?

whereas miguel, va lairIE et AL etc.... are harvested to 'co-exist' as wannabe billyonerrors, whilst the 'community' behaves itself while adapting to the depressed weakend of the phonIE payper liesense stock markup fraud fairytail economIE?

like co-existing with gotti in the garmeNT disstricked? or co-existing with oj, whilst hanging out with his formerly existing ex?

why would some hobbyist dogooders want to co-exist with anything LIEk that? can you tell 'em robbIE?

Re:realistic co-existence with softwar gangsters? (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7617076)

i agree with the fellow that uses strange spelling, i would not trust M$FT- not one bit, they have a long track record of betrayal and back stabbing, so i say to hell with microsoft...

Re:Intelligent and realistic positioning of Linux (2, Informative)

watzinaneihm (627119) | more than 10 years ago | (#7617160)

It has to be free of any hardline advocacy since the Indian government is the main sponsor (Ministry of Information and communications from the website).The government seems to follow a policy of "best job for the tool" and are rather neutral when it comes to software.

Wow (-1, Redundant)

john_smith_45678 (607592) | more than 10 years ago | (#7616915)

Everything really is going over to India.

eyecon0meter: not far off the mark there (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7616946)

great opportunities abound abroad? (score: mynuts won, IT doesN'T couNT if you doN'T spell IT write?)

a slight majority of traffic/business from our websites now comes from abroad. they're either early adapters, or just more needy? mozilla/other browser traffic is up to over 25% now. that's quite remarkable. folks tiring of being trained to co-exist with virotic payper liesense bugwear eye gas?

I for one welcome our new scheduling overlords (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7616925)

How do they exactly fit 96 hours into 3 days ?

Miguel De Icaza will FUD again ! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7616938)

Be sure he will FUD again them to push the kiddies "mono" ;-)

I am wondering how much does this guy get of money from MS !
Better push realy opensource technology than technology that try to mimic comercial patented stuffs.

By the way, i don't think that there is anybody but him that think mono has a future :(

This project is almost dead, you can't follow the compatibility with a proprietary software without the "goodwill" of the technology owner, this is fact.

And be sure MS want to protech their $$$ source ;-)

Welcome in the real world neo.

One billion penguins... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7617056)

...can't be wrong. I suppose they can.

hmmm, I wonders, a few years from now whether there might be any room in the Hindu pantheon/s for a penquin?

If Kipling were still around...

New title for conference (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7617204)

It is: "How to steal American jobs"

96 Hours?!? (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7617242)

How boring...

Better bring my smokes
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