On Sun, Sep 2, 2012 at 2:03 PM, Beth Lynn Eicher
On Sat, Sep 1, 2012 at 9:17 AM, inode0 <inode0(a)gmail.com>
> On Sat, Sep 1, 2012 at 9:15 AM, inode0 <inode0(a)gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Sat, Sep 1, 2012 at 1:38 AM, Dan Mashal <dan.mashal(a)gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Does Fedora or Red Hat have any plans to have some kind of exhibit for CES
> I don't have any idea what Red Hat might have for plans but Fedora
> doesn't have any plans to attend at this point.
I was at CES 2012 and I am registered for 2013.
Red Hat and Fedora were not.
Canonical was present. The booth was staffed with people who were
making no apologies for their proprietary products, in fact they were
pushing them. They were showing off Ubuntu on ARM, Ubuntu One, Ubuntu
corporate desktop support, and Ubuntu TV. It is worth mentioning, that
they were all out of media and stickers since the community
constituency was in attendance.
Microsoft was present but it was heavily rumored that they would not
exhibit in 2013 because they were not guaranteed their CEO a keynote
spot. I was also at the Steve Balmer's final CES keynote in 2012 where
Windows 8 was hyped. Trust me, I face palmed when Microsoft took
credit for innovations that I have seen in Free Software.
The picture you paint is the picture I have in my mind although I have
never attended CES, one only interested in open source for the ways
they might be able to use it to their economic advantage. Perhaps it
isn't fair for me to hope for anything more but I feel like I do see
more when I attend SELF, OLF, TXLF. Given that a reasonable presence
at CES would cost more than we spend on SELF, OLF, and TXLF combined I
am having a hard time supporting funding that given our limited
I'm going to +1 Fedora @ CES2013. Many embedded products that run
Linux kernel are there. Moreover, there is abundant evidence that
today's slot machines use GNU/Linux. The success of Sugar on OLPC
hardware proves that Fedora is a fine choice for deployments that must
work in the long haul.
I would rather take that money and do something directly with people
doing cool hacking on solar cars or robots than slot machines and
routers. My two cents.