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NewsForge: LinuxWorld London: Sandals and Suits in Symbiosis

Oct 25, 2004, 13:45 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tom Chance)

"If previous LinuxWorld events were anything to go by, you'd imagine hackers fortifying the defences against the invading hordes of suits. But in this month's event in London, the suits and sandals achieved a kind of happy equilibrium, with corporate representatives competing to establish their roots in the community, and the hackers in the .ORG village making a notable effort to appear more professional. Even the two desktop environments, KDE and GNOME, put aside their holy war to exhibit under the common banner of freedesktop.org.

"Of course, being a trade show, LinuxWorld London wasn't without its fatuous exhibition features. Where earlier this year we were treated to a real helicopter hooked up to Flight Gear, this time around Hewlett-Packard brought in a Formula 1 racing car to show off its involvement with the WilliamsF1 team..."

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