FOSDEM concluded in Brussels this month. The weather took a strange turn and just the day before it started to snow heavily here in Brussels. It was freezing cold. The colorful city of Brussels turned white. The venue was only 6km away from our house so we drove through the snow.
|Brussels before snow||Brussels after snow|
|openSUSE or Ubuntu?||Get drunk|
They were also selling openSUSE hats (we bought 2). I was going back to get more openSUSE beer, as I missed German beer once I moved to Brussels. They were also selling openSUSE T-shirts, but they were not my size.
|Jennifer wearing openSUSE hat||Jos Poortvliet showing me KDE tablet|
The team was giving an amazing demo of Gnome Shell 3, KDE and Plasma Active running on touch-based devices. I played with a tablet running KDE Active Plasma and loved it.
The openSUSE team was also giving out stickers and DVDs which you can use to install any DE of your choice.
Next to the openSUSE booth was the Ubuntu booth with three dudes giving a great demo of Ubuntu Unity. Yes, they were also giving out Ubuntu and Kubuntu CDs.
|Ubuntu LoCo Team @ FOSDEM||Ubuntu @ FOSDEM|
Miguel de Icaza
I met and interviewed Miguel de Icaza, the creator of Gnome and Mono, and discussed various topics including his opinion about Gnome Shell 3 and also cleared some doubts around Mono. The interview will be published soon.
|Swapnil Bhartiya with Miguel de Icaza|
Simon Phipps and Swapnil Bhartiya
Frank Karlitschek (ownCloud founder)
Philip Hands (creator of Debian kilt)
We will leave you with some random images, you can see entire collection on Flickr. These images are available under a creative commons licence, so you are free to download and use.
Dave Neary, Jan Wildeboer and Swapnil Bhartiya