June 28, 2007

FOSS-Ed for Windows..

Filed under: Development,FOSS,Life,Linux — mifan @ 9:20 pm

Today was the 3rd and final day of the amazingly different FOSS-Ed for Windows. Why amazingly different? Well, for starters, we had a hard time finding speakers from our community of merry fellows, for the simple reason that most of us do NOT use Windows regularly. Thus, this was something totally different for some of us, but all in all, the event progressed well. Actually, all credit to the organizing committee, consisting of Karthigha, Lohitha, Gunith, Gayal, Dr. Sanjiva, Hasmin and the zillions of others hanging around for a job very well done.

Day one at HNB towers was for total tech stuff. My presentation on “Thunderbird,Evolution and Firefox” was an eye opener for me as well, and I got to know of quite a few new cool FF addons as well ๐Ÿ™‚ Lighting talks of day2 was something else though: I paired up with Suchetha to moderate the session, and it was nothing short of pure fun, and for a change, I guess the audience enjoyed it too (for those in the dark: lighting talks are where people come on stage and talk for 5 mins on some non-tech subject. Being unaware of the time, they are booed away at the end of 5 mins). The event ended with a very *interesting* panel discussion on IPR, with the panel consisting of Brian Behlendorf, and representatives from Microsoft Sri Lanka and the ICTA Sri Lanka.

All in all, another successful FOSS event underway, and now we look forward to the next one, which is ๐Ÿ™‚


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