Open Source Open Day

The NIOSC open day was interesting. The attendees were from a range of very different backgrounds, so it wasn’t easy to find the correct balance between tech-talk and lay-speak.

I presented the "Free Software is the Future" keynote address. Of course, I know nothing about the future. The title was something I said in 1996. The current worldwide Open Source buzz is confirming my predictions, although I hadn’t expected the bizarre name change.

Karen spent most of the day sitting at the combined Kasei and Belfast.pm table. This merged with the BLUG table, where Russell and Scott had setup some demo machines that looked slightly impressive until Macinni put up a real exhibit beside them.

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