"Last month I spent a week in Amsterdam, on a trip that gave me
the chance to view the open source movement in two very different
"I was in the city primarily to attend the first European Open
Source Convention (OSCON), a €1,000-a-head, three-day event
organised by O'Reilly Media. It took place at the Grand Hotel
Krasnapolsky, one of the finest hotels in the city. 'When royalty
come to Amsterdam,' I was told, 'they stay at the Kras...'"