I've finished the first day of the Ottawa Linux Symposium, and already feel I've had enough conference to last a long while. The last time I got to an OLS was four years ago. In the intervening time they've grown a great deal, learned a lot, and become even more professional. Some 800 attendees from 37 countries are here.
Already, two speakers have made wisecracks about OpenOffice.org, tagging it as a bloated memory hog. I have the suspicion that some attendees see Linux as something to run for its own intrinsic value, rather than as a platform for useful applications that can actually help people accomplish something.
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