FOSDEM Day #1
FOSDEM is always great! But it is not the same great as I used to practice it. Four or fives years ago, I came to FOSDEM to meet people to know what they had to show and what they were promoting.
Today, I come to FOSDEM because it is the central European point where you can meet everybody important in every community.
This first day was busier than I planned. I stood in the Fedora presentation room and attended the RPM package conference. This was quite difficult to follow, as the heat of the room made me feel sleepy. However, it relieved me a lot because I find packaging more doable that I thought it was.
I then attended the openSUSE conference then in the big and impressive theatre. It is really fun and curious how the Fedora Project organization is seen as a model for others important communities. I could not attend all the conference because mine was just starting.
I was doing a Fedora-fr conference, to let people know what is our next big challenges. This conference was great! Armel and Pierre-Yves were there to respond and explain many things as well. In fact, we were three doing it and really working as a team. Fedora-fr big challenge will mainly be not to stay working inside France and for France, but to try and find ways to help other French communities. We also have big plans for France community, stay tune, you’ll hear about them soon I hope.
Chistrophe Sautier was attending the Fedora-fr conference, and this was really really cool from him. But maybe you don’t know Christophe. He is the ubuntu-fr NPO president. Doesn’t it rock? We had a great talk with him and Armel about all the problems we are facing in France and it happens we are having the same (about creating CD for example). We are going to try and work in a more efficient manner with him and to contact as well other communities and enterprises. There are lots of things we would be able to achieve all together.
Finally, we went back to the hotel and had a quick an Italian restaurant and fell asleep.