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I've arrived in India to attend in Bangalore. It's always great to be here and get in touch with Indian Free Software developers.

Unfortunately I'm suffering from lack of sleep during the flight and jetlag, so I had to miss large parts of the first day of the event :(

My keynote on Ooening up Closed Domains went fine and was apparently fairly well received. The main points being:

  • There are many areas in computing, beyond the desktop PC, where there's still no freedom and openness due to a lack of Free and Open Source Software
  • There's no real reason preventing developers to bring FOSS into those areas
  • As can be seen by existing projects like OpenPCD, OpenBTS, OpenBSC: Very small teams of developers can make a big difference