Walking the floor at EclipseCon

Posted by dave on Feb 5, 2004 5:13 AM EDT
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EclipseCon is not a Linux show. This is a Windows crowd, and it includes Microsoft employees here to check out the competition for dot Net. As I've walked the floor and eaten lunch with conference attendees, I've often felt like the odd man out. I have to keep reminding myself that this is an open source platform and an open source event. The difference between EclipseCon and other open source events I've attended is that the EclipseCon community - especially the community of Eclipse platform developers - is that this community is made up primarily of corporate or business entities instead of individuals. But even in this Windows oriented crowd, it's hard to deny the influence of Tux.

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