ZDNet had a reporter at LinuxWorld in NYC last week, and he filed this story about it.
Two things about the event for people not interested in Linux:
It’s a classic move on my part. I didn’t go. LinuxWorld is held at the Jacob Javits Center across the river from me every year. There’s always next year, right? Nope. Next year, the convention is in Boston. I doubt there’s any big scandal on this. It’s probably just the high cost of dealing with NYC Unions driving them out. But it means I may not be so close to the con ever again. Will I never learn?
My favorite quote of the article comes from Bruce Perens. To put it simply, he’s a big Open Source Advocate. He said:
“Imagine what it took for Microsoft to piss off so many people that they’re all willing to work night and day without pay just to bring that company down.”