SCALE3x reports: "BitKeeper is like crack! -- Larry McVoy"

Posted by socalifornian on Feb 22, 2005 3:39 AM EDT; By Oisin Feeley
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Screaming fans, cheerleaders and streets blocked by the police greeted SoCal's Linux geeks last weekend. Admittedly the cops and frenzied crowds were there for the Grammy Awards and the cheerleaders were competing at whatever cheerleaders compete at, but the LUGs, commercial exhibitors, GNU/Linux and *BSD users and speakers couldn't help feeling special.

Just over 900 Free and Open Software users attended the exposition which presented 32 talks and 40 exhibition booths over the two days.

Notable events included a presentation by Larry McVoy of BitMovers telling us that "BitKeeper is like crack!", well-attended tutorials on wirelessand kernel internals, a GPG keysigning party and a controversial VoIP panel during which ISPs were accused of port-blocking, the issue of wiretapping was dismissed and foreign governments and ISPs accused of hostile actions.

These talks and many more will be archived at the website.

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