Monday, January 25, 2010


Just 9 Days away from the start of FOSDEM. The start of a new year and with it the start of new opportunities. This will be my first FOSDEM and my first big event with Fedora...

The Ambassador team in the Netherlands has been preparing for a number of months for this event and the opportunities that it will yield for us and more importantly for the greater FOSS community. I can only expect great new ideas and projects, since now Industries and Governments are starting to see the big picture of FOSS and Open source due to access to resources, as well as, the value-added factors of low-cost and organizational sustainability.

Recently, there have been a lot of changes and focus on "All things open" where many public authorities are finally admitting that they "Do not have all the answers" or "Enough Human Resources" to sustain their systems. In addition, many non-profit and for-profit organizations are adopting communities to enhance and or jump start innovations to contribute to their long-term sustainability.

I believe that 2010 will be the year of "All Things Open" and look forward to sharing ideas, initiating projects, promoting and supporting the development of a better society, world and planet, not only for ourselves, but for our future generations.

See you at FOSDEM!!

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