Author: Robin 'Roblimo' Miller
The big commercial vendors’ displays often just have a few people wandering through them, but the dot.org area is always busy. (Hint: If you’re a small-budget company setting up a LinuxWorld booth, the best place to be is next to the dot.org pavilion.)
Welcome to GNU/LinuxWorld
Steve and Lisa proudly show the Free Software Foundation flag — and sell merchandise
like books and T-shirts to an eager crowd.
Hans Uhlig representing Debian
One guy, three computers, admiring fans. No marketing, no fancy literature, no actresses making canned presentations. That’s Debian. A nice, stable booth.
“A group of volunteers, teenagers who need some guidance and some people from industry with an interest in astronomy.”
Michael Higachi shows off the latest GNOME advances
How did he sneak in here? I swear, Linux Journal’s Doc Searls seems to be
everywhere at LinuxWorld. (Doc’s a great guy; if you ever have
to meet him, don’t let it pass you by.)
Jon ‘maddog’ Hall of Linux International is another perennial, also well worth knowing. He is the Linux advocacy speaker to invite if you’re putting together a Linux or open source event.
Hotcakes going like Mozilla Firefox posters
The demand for these posters was higher than demand for pancakes at the Denny’s coffee shop around the corner from the exhibition hall. Mozilla
volunteers could barely keep up with the demand.