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LWN: The Ottawa Linux Symposium 2000

Jul 21, 2000, 00:31 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jonathan Corbet)


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"Herein is our coverage of OLS. There is far more going on here than can be handled by one person, so it's far from complete. Nonetheless, we hope to capture some of the flavor of the event...."

"Ottawa is a pretty city - at least this time of year. It's bright, green, clean, and pleasant to walk around in. Certainly a great place for a conference. Some of the younger hackers seem to appreciate that the drinking age is 19, too..."

"The Ottawa Linux Symposium got off to a bit of a rough start. After sending around a note encouraging everybody to show up early for registration, they managed to get going an hour and a half late. In the end, they had to tell people to go to Miguel's noon keynote without badges, because otherwise they couldn't get through the lines in time. Oh well."

"The conference organizers had a great idea, however: set up a wireless LAN in the convention center and Les Suites hotel, and lend out PCMCIA cards to the first hundred or so attendees. Too bad you have to load a separate driver, and that the system doesn't appear to be working all that well yet. The congress center was full of people glaring at their laptops in a puzzled way. The idea is nice, anyway..."

"Miguel showed up to give his keynote, only to note that nobody had gotten around to setting up a projector for his slides. At least the ensuing panic and delay allowed them to get more people through the registration process."

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