7 Dec 2000 Roxo   » (Journeyer)

I've presented that case at Brasília. When I was there I found that others companies representatives are introducing their companies. Ooops !! Time to change my presentation, but I was up to present the case, how can I ? No pain, no gain ? I don't know, but it was pain for sure. Any way I tryed to use the cas a an example of well succeeded effort of Conectiva to help big companies to solve their problems.

People are very curious about what Linux, or Free Sofware for that matter, can do for them. They listen things about wonders of Free Software that (they think) are not compatible with the possible price tag. But is seems (to me at least;)) that those guys are starting to acquire confidence. It is clear to me the fast increase of interest and adoption of solutions based in FreeSoftware.


There was the case of the (new) first virus for Linux. All started with a message of a friend pointing to an arcticle (in portuguese) published by IDG NOW!. He asked me if it was possible. Well my answer was published by Linux Aliança and by .BR, both in portuguese. What amazes me more is the fact that people still think that Linux should be used and treated as Windows. It is funny ! And more, there are still people that think tha having it's source code open for anyone is a security threat. Ha ! Can anyone point to me where to get the source code of the more infected operating system ?


I was invited to present a chat conference about "Ethics on the Net". Some ideas about the new social contract we're building in our new comunity. It was at UMeet 2000. It was an interesting experience. I learned with it, and next time I will reduce my presentation to provide more time for discussions.

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