fsfs.in and Proprietary software.
I am just back from fsfs.in. The event had several renowned participants and and exhibition on free software. I was responsible for setting up the stall of IHRD. We show cased LTSP and remastering Ubuntu. I was busy with the stall yesterday and day before yesterday and could not attend any sessions.
At our stall with a Thin Client on the table.
Today morning, I went to the convention centre at Mascot hotel. I was planning to attend a few technical sessions. I was shocked to find many speakers running Windows Vista and power point presentations. I thought the guys running the show were hard core GNU fanatics. ( Ricard Stallman was present on the opening day of the conference.).
I was listened to two talks , one on GRAILS and the other on Javafx. The guy who spoke on grails used GNU/Linux and openoffice impress. The talk on Javafx was simply crap. The speaker seemed to know very little of Java.
I asked him whether the Javafx is available on any free platforms and whether it is free software. He said some bla bla and quickly wound up. Any way, took some photgraphs of his presentation. I think he was trying to carefully hide windows and powerpoint.
Teach yourself free software with Windows XP in 21 days
Back in the exibition pavallion, I scanned around for proprietary stuff. I could spot them on a couple of stalls.
Hands on Free Software with Windows VISTA. 😀
Finally, the Linux user group was running a windows theme on one of their Laptops 😀
Learning windows (theme) on Linux
You cannot get rid of proprietary software even in a conference on freedom and free software 😀
PS: I use windows if it is absolutely needed.