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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RE: Great Time
by umccullough on Wed 15th Aug 2007 04:16 UTC in reply to "Great Time"
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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"
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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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