14 Nov 2000 Excalibor   » (Observer)

Well... The conference by rms was really a blast... He decided to have a really nice twists as deference to us and gave the whole conference in spanish!

It was a slow, poor spanish, and he was desperated because he was moving ahead so slowly, and with such low quality ("I have high standards," he said in spanish, "and I know I am doing it very badly.") but the truth is, nobody worried about it, about the errors, the doubts, the long pauses, the repetitive attempts... He simply conquered us all.

Actually I was introduced to him (yeah! :-) by our local FSF/GNU coordinator (thanks pal! :) even when he probably forgot me as soon as he moved to the press round... I'll work hard to make sure he does not rget my name next time... :)

Time slipped away too fast, but it was a really impressive conference. It's like reading him, but with all that body language you alway knew it just had to be there but... yes, it was there! Coherent, political, passionate...

I think I will never forget this III Hispalinux Congress, where Miguel de Icaza (whom I missed, damned nasty cold!) and Richard Stallman came to Spain and I was there...

Got Debian GNU/Linux 2.2r0 from the Congress and decided to swipe by RH6.2 distro and install it... Impressive, 4014 packages... Had to hack some things until X, sound, Helixcode 1.2 GNOME (installed from .rpm's courtesy the 'alien' hackers, thanks guys!) and other things worked, but I am really happy now, lots of great things and I have returned to Debian, which I really like...

Next thing is redownload and rebuild encompass, which I swiped with the RH partition unadvertently... silly me :)

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