Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 14th Aug 2007 22:04 UTC
BeOS & Derivatives "FalterCon 2007 took place on August 11, and it went quite well (IMHO, of course). Here I would like to share my personal impressions of the event, as well as make a few (somewhat) related observations. When the news of the WalterCon cancellation broke out and I read about some people being left with non-refundable air tickets, my first reaction was 'OK, let's do something with these guys'. A few emails later with Mike Summers, Bryan Varner and Urias, we had decided on having a community gathering which, as many of you know, was to later be called FalterCon (yes, pun intended). In approximately two weeks, we found a venue (and a good one!), had this website running, prepared some nice promo material, and were able to gather nine people willing to attend. All in all, I think we did pretty well given the very little time we had."
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Great Time
by bryanv on Wed 15th Aug 2007 03:09 UTC
bryanv
Member since:
2005-08-26

I had a great time. Shame none of the osnews folks decided to show up at the picnic. I even sent an 'invite' to them.

Oh well, I suppose lousy coverage of actual OS happenings is to be expected. After all, we don't have an Apple logo.

But as a side note: I've never seen so many socially inept people in one place before in my life. Some of these Linux people are outright freaks.

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RE: Great Time
by poundsmack on Wed 15th Aug 2007 03:29 in reply to "Great Time"
poundsmack Member since:
2005-07-13

"But as a side note: I've never seen so many socially inept people in one place before in my life. Some of these Linux people are outright freaks."

the more alternative your os of choice is the more of a social falure you typicaly are in life. now if you excuse me i have my own social life to get back to.

(turns on his dual boot QNX/skyos install he is using as a desktop os)

ok voyager show me this world wide web of which you speak. ;)

(edit: typo's)

Edited 2007-08-15 03:36

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RE: Great Time
by umccullough on Wed 15th Aug 2007 04:16 in reply to "Great Time"
umccullough Member since:
2006-01-26

But as a side note: I've never seen so many socially inept people in one place before in my life. Some of these Linux people are outright freaks.

Hey, that's no way to address our good friends from the picnic ;)

There were definitely some colorful characters, however...

What I found most interesting is, despite my expectations, most of them were very positive and reasonable when it came to discussing Haiku. There were only a couple who walked away disinterested, but there were many many more that sat down to see it in action and talk to us about the progress.

I also can't convey how welcoming the picnic organizers were - they even came by at the end and thanked us for coming, and asked us to come back next year.

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RE[2]: Great Time
by bryanv on Wed 15th Aug 2007 16:12 in reply to "RE: Great Time"
bryanv Member since:
2005-08-26

Very true, it was a jab.

They were nice, they were very nice!

They were just very, very awkward.

I also agree they were far more open-minded than I expected!

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RE: Great Time
by Thom_Holwerda on Wed 15th Aug 2007 05:53 in reply to "Great Time"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

I had a great time. Shame none of the osnews folks decided to show up at the picnic. I even sent an 'invite' to them.

Yeah I can really justify paying boatloads of money for an Amsterdam-San Fransisco ticket, cancelling work and all other things I had planned for the weekend.

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RE[2]: Great Time
by mikesum32 on Wed 15th Aug 2007 08:09 in reply to "RE: Great Time"
mikesum32 Member since:
2005-10-22

I doubt Bryan was refering to Thom. Eugenia anyone ?

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RE: Great Time
by sbergman27 on Wed 15th Aug 2007 06:00 in reply to "Great Time"
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

I'm looking for some redeeming value somewhere in your post. It's just not there. Did you offer to pay airfare and hotel accommodations for an OSNews rep? Or perhaps they should pay for it out of subscription money, which is < $1.67/mo per member. I mention that because I see that you are not a member and have not paid a cent for the service OSNews provides. Not even the standard membership of 5 cents per day.

Edited 2007-08-15 06:07

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RE[2]: Great Time
by bryanv on Wed 15th Aug 2007 16:14 in reply to "RE: Great Time"
bryanv Member since:
2005-08-26

Why should I pay, when everything I 'need' is offered ad-supported for free?

Seems a bit silly to me.

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RE: Great Time
by koki on Wed 15th Aug 2007 06:57 in reply to "Great Time"
koki Member since:
2005-10-17

I personally found everyone at the picnic to be very friendly, welcoming and quite sociable. I have nothing but good words for all the Linux folks that I met at the picnic. It was a lot of fun and a great experience, one that I would definitely like to repeat next year.

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