On Fri, Sep 22, 2006 at 07:15:46PM +0100, Patrick O'Connor wrote:
> There was a similar styled event befreo EuroOscon called Euro Foo 2006
> which really raised some interesting things and put a lot of like
> minded people together.
I decided not to go to both of those too. Even though I'm only about
an hour away. So it's entirely possible I'm just going through a
particularly bitter and cynical phase right now.
> With this in mind an event designed to raise general awareness of Open
> Source culture can only be a good thing.
I really don't know if I agree with that. I really enjoy meeting up with
other coders and Open Source hackers, it's brilliant fun to just chat,
maybe look at some problems, and so on. But I try to steer clear of all
the evangelical types of event, and I generally don't see any point in
raising the general awareness.
I think it's really important to attract more developers to Open Source,
but to be honest, I don't see how it matters much how generally aware of
it non-developers are, or how it really benefits Open Source.
Though that said, I do think Government should make vastly more use of
OpenSource. Private business and individuals can do what they likes
Colm MacCárthaigh Public Key: colm+pgp at stdlib.net
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