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Linux World Day 2 (Wednesday)

August 6, 2008

Best Swag: PCBSD is giving out devil horns to those who stop by their booth, so while no one has given out any penguin feet or gnu horns (is that in the future?), they win.

Another busy day: It’s been fairly busy in the morning, but it’s tending to taper off in the afternoon. We’ve had a wide range of people at the booth and, much to the delight of whomever has to bring all the swag home. And, I have to confess, I haven’t really gone too nuts in the swag department, being a little more selective in what I take. That’s for a couple of reasons — first, I don’t want to have to rent a forklift this year to take my stuff out of here, and also there’s a environmental component to the equation: If more stuff isn’t flying out of here, maybe they will make less.

More people who stopped by: David Eisenberg of Evergreen Valley College gave a brief show of Stolaria and Celestia to Pat Moloney, an astronomy professor at Santa Clara, while both were at the Fedora booth. Daniel Gimpelevich, Linux wizard extrordinaire, has been floating around the exhibition floor, and every time I have a chance to speak to him he’s speaking to someone, and every time he’s free, I’m talking with someone else. I might get a chance to talk to him soon. Grant Bowman, who diid yeoman’s work for Ubuntu at Lindependence, had a chance to stop by during the slowing afternoon as well.

Penguins on the deck: ZaReason has Open Animals’ penguins at their booth. The stuffed penguins were a hit at the Lindependence events in Felton in July.

More to follow.

[FSF Associate Member](Fedora ambassador Larry Cafiero runs HeliOS Solutions West in Felton, California, and is an associate member of the Free Software Foundation.)

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