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[3]: Ha
by sbergman27 on Wed 15th Aug 2007 18:41 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Ha"
sbergman27
Member since:
2005-07-24

Merkoth,

My response was intended to be honest, but not harsh. Faltercon *was* a "hastily thrown together and not well defined substitute for a failed convention for a niche OS". The whole Waltercon/Faltercon fiasco has been well documented here. And surely you do not consider Haiku to be a mainstream OS?

Edit: Read the posts under this story, please. Bryanv's post is not "misplaced". His attitude is rude, arrogant, and inconsiderate.

Edited 2007-08-15 18:54

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RE[4]: Ha
by merkoth on Wed 15th Aug 2007 20:01 in reply to "RE[3]: Ha"
merkoth Member since:
2006-09-22

Merkoth,

My response was intended to be honest, but not harsh. Faltercon *was* a "hastily thrown together and not well defined substitute for a failed convention for a niche OS". The whole Waltercon/Faltercon fiasco has been well documented here. And surely you do not consider Haiku to be a mainstream OS?

Edit: Read the posts under this story, please. Bryanv's post is not "misplaced". His attitude is rude, arrogant, and inconsiderate.


Obviously, the only thing we can agree is that we, in fact, disagree. I'm kind of a Haiku follower, so you can be sure that I have read the entire post, and pretty much every post covering Haiku. So, I know that Bryanv was being kind of rude, but your answer is just as rude as his. Honest != rude.

As you can see, my point is pretty similar to Tashimi's, but you've already stated you feelings about that, so there's no point on keep discussing this. But yes, I know, this is your site guys and you can make whatever you want here.

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RE[5]: Ha
by sbergman27 on Wed 15th Aug 2007 21:25 in reply to "RE[4]: Ha"
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

"""
Obviously, the only thing we can agree is that we, in fact, disagree.
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Hey Merkoth,

I disagree. ;-) Perhaps we can agree upon more.

And perhaps it isn't that big a deal? I'm OK with that.

I sense that I don't really disagree all that much with Tuishimi either.

I don't see a lot of point in trying to decide who was the rudest.

Sometimes one feels the need to stand up and speak loudly. The weird thing is that I'm not used to standing up and speaking loudly in defense of the policies of OSNews. But this time I felt that I should.

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RE[4]: Ha
by bryanv on Wed 15th Aug 2007 21:36 in reply to "RE[3]: Ha"
bryanv Member since:
2005-08-26

Bryanv's post is not "misplaced". His attitude is rude, arrogant, and inconsiderate.


Wow, the triple-whammy.

The sarcasm was clearly lost in translation, and it wasn't intended to be as mean spirited as some have clearly interpreted it.

That said, yes -- I've written some harsh things. My foot feels pretty crunchy in my mouth.

I'm just stating it like I see it, for better or worse. Potential repercussions from stating the way I see the world do not hinder my willingness to share my view.

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RE[5]: Ha
by sbergman27 on Wed 15th Aug 2007 21:50 in reply to "RE[4]: Ha"
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

"""
Wow, the triple-whammy.
"""

Sorry. Really. ;-)

If I misinterpreted your original post, as I suspected I might have, I sincerely apologize.

Could you clarify a bit regarding your original statement about the freaks? That was what convinced me that your original post was mean spirited. I wrote about it. But then deleted, as I thought you *might* be kidding. But as the complaints about OSNews not showing up seemed genuine... perhaps I misjudged.

Anyways, I am pleased, from afar, that the event went well. :-)

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