Ohio LinuxFest 2006 brings a record crowd

It was a privilege to be the presentation committee chair! “More than 1,000 people turned out on Saturday for the Ohio LinuxFest 2006 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center (GCCC) in downtown Columbus, Ohio. The LinuxFest featured big-name speakers such as Jon ‘maddog’ Hall, Chris DiBona, and Jeff Waugh, and live penguins from the Columbus Zoo.”


And check it out –

Crikey! That doesn’t look like Jeff Waugh!

Jeff Waugh was scheduled to give the morning keynote, but his flight was delayed, and he was still in transit when it was time to open the conference. Waugh contacted presentation committee chair Richard Zack, who managed to track down Chris DiBona, Google’s open source program manager, and get him to substitute.

DiBona was originally slated to give a talk on Google’s use of open source at 1:30 p.m.. He did a great job of modifying his talk for the keynote slot — as well as injecting a number of friendly pokes at Waugh during the keynote

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