Monday 22 February 2010 by Bradley M. Kuhn
I just returned today (unfortunately on an overnight flight, which always causes me to mostly lose the next day to sleep problems) from SCALE 8x. I spoke about GPL enforcement efforts, and also was glad to spend all day Saturday and Sunday at the event.
These are my highlights of SCALE 8x:
just a start, but there are many FLOSS projects that would be elated even to max out at tens of thousands users. While I admire his goals of larger user bases, I think they've already accomplished a lot.) I talked with Brian for an hour after his talk all about the GPL and the danger of single-copyright-held business models. He's avoided this for Drizzle, and it sounds like none of the consulting companies spouting up around the user community has too much power over the project. (Brian also blogged a summary of some of the points in the discussion we had.)
SCALE is really the gold standard of community-run, local FLOSS conferences. It is the inspiration for many of the other regional events such as OLF, SELF, and the like. A major benefit of these regional events is that while they draw speakers from all over the country, the average attendee is a local who usually cannot travel to the better-known events like OSCON.
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