Tuesday, October 18, 2005

EuroOSCON 4 - 'Ere we go, 'Ere we go, 'Ere we go!

Various speakers and sessions attended (more tonight), here is a summary:


Book sales year on year current figures:
C# down 3%
Python up 30%
VB down 1%
Perl up 4%
Ruby up > %1000
Linux(generic) down 4%
Read Hat down 24%
Other Linux/Unix up 2,807%

Now does that tell several stories?


Microsoft dialog boxes: Q. "Would you like tea or coffee?

The other talks were just saying what a wonderful thing Open Source is, and how it is the future. Yeh Yeh Yeh.

Perl 6

Lots of detail, I have to sort out my notes in detail - another post tomorrow.
Damian and Larry's presentation was titled "Perl 6: End-game"
Damian Conway is a trainer, and is giving 2-day Perl 6 courses NOW, and expects to be giving full blown Perl 6 courses next summer.

Have more sessions this evening, tomorrow is quieter.

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