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In the holiday spirit

December 18, 2010

Warning: Before I launch into another blog that will outline what I would like for Christmas — not what I would like personally (an early ’70s vintage Porsche 911 would be nice, if you’re listening, Santa) so much as what I’d like to see for the holiday and the future in the FOSS realm — I wanted to point out a couple of things that have come across the ol’ radar lately. Like

It’s “kim-o,” not “chemo”: I had a discussion on world history’s biggest time sink — I mean, on Facebook — about the kids’ distro Qimo, and someone chimed in that it’s unfortunate that it’s a homonym for the shortened version of “chemotherapy.” Well, that’s wrong: Actually, Qimo is pronounced “kim-o,” not “chemo,” and is pronounced like the last two syllables of “eskimo.” As the story goes, courtesy of the FAQ, the developer’s son is Quinn and, if you’re over 50, you’ll immediately identify that name with the Bob Dylan song “Quinn the Eskimo” made popular in the ’60s by Manfred Mann. You’ll not see nothing like this mighty distro.

Get your paper in? Well, the deadline extension that wasn’t, but really was (thanks in large part to an overzealous co-chair of the publicity committee who will remain nameless), is finally over for the Call for Presentations for the Southern California Linux Expo SCALE 9X. The deadline passed at midnight last night, so if you submitted, we look forward to reviewing your submittal. If you didn’t, we look forward to seeing your proposal next year.

Mark your calendars: I haven’t gotten to this yet, but with more Linux events slated for 2011, it’s now going to require keeping track of them on a scheduler instead of the way I normally do (i.e., remembering which is which and when they are).

Now to work on that list mentioned above.

[FSF Associate Member] (Fedora ambassador Larry Cafiero runs Redwood Digital Research in Felton, California, and is an associate member of the Free Software Foundation.)
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  1. ColonelPanik
    December 20, 2010 at 12:33 pm

    Quinn the Eskimo, I think I remember my grandparents talking about that song. Larry, of the thousands of readers of this blog, you and the Colonel may be the only two to know what the heck you are talking about. And that is fine from my side.

    That list will be a great thing, I’ll do my part to see that it is disseminated as widely as possible. Another great idea from LtFSG.

    The Mighty Quinn, I miss him.

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