IMG_20180315_153838 At the Grand Canyon Farms sign
IMG_20180315_152546 R in Grand Canyon Farms ruins
IMG_20180315_152531 E in Grand Canyon Farms ruins
20180315_144058 R on the Santa Elena Canyon trail
P1080590 Randall Schwartz gives his keynote talk
He didn't say much new about open source, only listed the old reasons why open source software is better than proprietary. But that was like preaching to the choir. I guess maybe the purpose of this talk was to motivate us all to get involved. He peppered it with anecdotes from his early open-source days, when he snuck in some changes into Perl programming language under Larry Wall's radar. He dropped famous names, such as Richard Stallman and Linus Torvalds, and openly sided with one of them in the ideological battle regarding the purity of free/open source software -- see the next photo.