4 Aug 2000 Daryll   » (Master)

The summary of the BOF is up on the website. You can find it at www.linux3d.org.

I've taken a new job at VA. I'm now the Graphics Practice Lead in Professional Services. What does that mean? It basically means that I'm engineering manager. That means I'll get to spend a lot less time writing code and I've got a lot more business issues to deal with, but I get to direct things at a higher level and hopefully push my agenda forward. What's my agenda? Make Linux a competitive 3D workstation using open source software.

There's a lot of challenges ahead. It's a moving target. Graphics technology is progressing very quickly. We're still behind the curve. Even with all the work we've done in the last year, we're still not up to the level we want. The market is very competitive. We need companies to fund our work and to cooperate in developing the required infrastructure. Microsftware is managing to push D3D over OpenGL. We need the installed base of Microsoft products togain the commercial support of OpenGL applications on Linux. All those will make for a lot of challenges over the next year.

I spent most of the week after SIGGRAPH with a nasty cold. I'm REALLY glad to be over it! I'm looking forward to a healty and enjoyable weekend.

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