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LibrePlanet 2010 Completes Its Orbit

Mar 26, 2010, 18:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bradley M. Kuhn)

"Some highlights for me this year were:

* I saw John Gilmore win a well-deserved FSF Award for the Advancement of Free Software.

* I got to spend time with the intrepid gnash developer Rob Savoye again, whom I knew of for years (his legend precedes him) but I'd rarely had a chance to see in person regularly, until lately.

* I met so many young people excited about software freedom. I can only imagine to be only 19 or 20 years old and have the opportunity meet other Free Software developers in person. At that age, I considered myself lucky to simply have Usenet access so that I could follow and participate in online discussions about Free Software (good ol' gnu.misc.discuss ;). I am so glad that young folks, some from as far away as Brazil, had the opportunity to visit and speak about their work.

* On the informal Friday sessions, I was a bit amazed that I pulled off a marathon six-hour session of mostly well-received talks/discussions (for which I readily admit I had not prepped well). The first three hours was about the challenges of software freedom on mobile devices, and the second three were about the nitty-gritty details of the hardest and most technical GPL enforcement task: the C&CS check. People seemed to actually enjoy watching me break half my Fedora chroots trying to build some source code for a plasma television. Someone even told me later: "it was more fun because we got to see you make all the mistakes".

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