This nice warm October month has been subject to an unusually high
concentration of Linux conferences -- all at the same time.
It started with the www.LinuxWorldExpo.de in Frankfurt, Germany, from October
5th to October 7th. Linus was there but he did not give any key note speech.
Next was www.linux2000.nl in Ede, the Netherlands (9/10th of October). Here the key note speech was given by Eric Raymond.
The last one in the row was the
Atlanta Linux Showcase & Conference,
www.linuxshowcase.org October 10-14, 2000. Shortly before these three was the
linuxtag.de, at the beginning of July.
Each of them attracted quite high number of visitors. LinuxFocus was at the linux2000.nl, probably the smallest of these 3 October events. I made some photos which you can find >here<. It was the first time that I saw Eric Raymond. His speeches are really good. If you have a chance to hear him somewhere ... I can recommend it. What I really love about these events is not so much the big business that you can find on every commercial fare, but rather the passion and enthusiasm of all the Linux fans coming to these events. The news papers concentrate these days a lot on the "drama and conflict" between Windows and Linux, but dramatic stories are just an old recipe for writing articles in the papers. Linux is not just another operating system. It is much more. It's a whole community of fans and users. I hope that we are able preserve this enthusiastic spirit and the community.
Where was this web page? Hmmmm, I had a link to it
in my Netscape bookmarks ..... but I have 250 book marks.
... It was something like "focus" and had to do with Linux....
Has this ever happened to you? Here comes a little perl script called showbook.
Save it as showbook and type chmod 755 showbook to make it executable.
showbook focusWould e.g list all bookmarks that have either the string "focus" in the url or in the description of the bookmark. The search is not case sensitive.
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