Open Source, but don’t spread a word!
There’s a major event coming up: the 2010 edition of the Fosdem (Free and Open Source Developers European Meeting). Well, once it started as a meeting of developers but swiftly grew into a major European meeting of all kinds of Open Source addicts, developers, packagers, contributors of all kinds, and people who are “only” interested in today’s and future status of F/OSS.
I read that Mandriva will have a stand in the exhibition, at the same time I was invited to come by friends from the Sidux project. So I grabbed all my money and gave it away for a train ticket to Bruxelles and a hotel room. I inserted my name as participant in the Mandriva community wiki page and waited for further information. “You can add your name below if you plan to attend FOSDEM and precise if you can help on stand.“, so the wiki says and I added a “(can help if needed)” beside my name. Time passed by and every now and then I checked the page for any information about if and how I could help. Information where the stand will be, about any demo actions or other activities where I could possibly be welcome to help. But there wasn’t anything else than this one single sentence “Mandriva will have its own stand for FOSDEM.” Period.