Boston: Gnomies, Fiber Optics and the FSF

Last Thursday I left warm sunny Austin for cold, snowy Boston.  Despite the weather I had a great time.  The main purpose of the trip was to attend the Free Software Foundations annual membership meeting but I was able to add on a few things.

Friday I had a couple of meetings at the Cambridge Brewing Company.  I met with Jeff Hammond from Forrester Research who in addition to all the other stuff on his plate, picked up Free and Open Source Software when Michael Goulde retired.   It was basically a get to know you meeting and it went well.  After that I met with Andy Oram of O'Reilly, who specializes in GNU/Linux and Free Software books.  After my meetings I met up with a buddy from high school who is leading research in fiber optics in a lab at BU.  We had coffee and then I got to see the lab itself.

 
Carson Roberts - Van Helsing of the optics lab;  The spike he's holding, when stretched by the machine behind him, will produce ~10km of fiber optic cable. 

Gnomies 

From there I headed down to Newbury street where I stumbled upon what appeared to GNOME foundation board meeting.

 
I think the one on the left is Jeff Waugh

The next day, Saturday was the FSF members meeting.   Stay tuned for a post on that and a couple of cool interviews I was able to grab.

Pau for now...

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I look after Sun's relationships with the various GNU/Linux communities as well as our relationship with the FSF. Last year, my family and I emigrated from Silicon Valley to Austin, TX.

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