February 24, 2010
Mad Spiritual Props: Máirín and Jeremy (Red Hat) tended it tenderly. Ivanka’s eyes danced when she saw it (Canonical/Ubuntu). Jon McCann (Red Hat) is the fucking man and is the reason we’re on this page to start off with. Mark Shuttleworth (Canonical/Ubuntu) lurked beside; stoic and proud. Garrett LeSage and Jimmac (Novell) watered and refined the seed. Hylke Bons (Intel) wept like a baby. Karl Lattimer (codethink) raved like a viking and fell into a deep trance.
Personally, I’d like to thank Brian Cameron (Sun/Oracle) for convincing me to come, Google for funding my travel, and Canonical for hosting the hackfest. And Bastien is a hero, he made my laptop gogogo.
Many more were there who I don’t not know the names of, have omitted, and even some were there who weren’t around in person: Bryan Clark (Mozilla) has never even heard of it, but mysteriously woke up laughing 4 hrs ago. When he gets up in 2 hrs he will KNOW.
Hackers feel their terminals tingling in their fingers. Product managers feel sharper and more focused. Sensitive designers across the world feel a warm glow in their heart. Eager young programmers who have never considered writing free software are drawn to the GNU Manifesto; they join the Gnome project in droves 6 months from now. Babies are mouthing out Clutter code.