Saturday, February 23, 2008

I am freed..

This is a second day in freed.in and I can say it was worth being here so far. Most of the people were seen faces at foss.in but its always good to meet old friends again and again. Additionally the lower density of people here is a good thing in a way that you get to interact more with the people you want. Something not possible when there is a lot of crowd around.

First day was all spent attending the talks. I spend good time with KK, talking passionately about free software and philosophy. I see the influence of Nagarjuna in him. But he has his won way of saying things. He is a lot aggressive while Nagajuna is a lot humble. Something he admits himself. Anyway there were conclaves going on parallel but so far i.e. the last session of day two, I have not been there.

Today was much special. Gora made sure that I get introduced with Andreas Vox, the scribus developer. It was really nice talk to him about various tech savvy issues related to page layout, text layout and lot more. I did not have any talk registered here, but had to talk on Indic text layout as a part of Andreas' talk. Earlier Dr. Nagarjuna had asked me to get Indic things going into Scribus. I think his wish will come true.

Later I was pleased to meet an IIT student, extremely interested in Indic computing and gnu/linux and everything. He had many questions for me which I loved to talk on. This is a good sign that students are encouraged to get into the foss world through such events.

Lets see whats there tomorrow..