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Linuxbierwanderung 2001

By Merekat in MLP
Thu Mar 01, 2001 at 04:15:43 PM EST
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For the past two years, people from all over the world have gathered together for Linux, beer and hiking at an event known as the Linuxbierwanderung. This year's event is set to happen from 25th August to 1st September in Bouillon in the south of Belgium.

The first thing to be aware of is that this isn't a regular Linux World type of conference. It is an informal event financed mainly by voluntary donation which has been attended in the past by anyone from kernel hackers to hobby users and is remarkably free of zealotry. You can bring along old hardware and join cluster projects, volunteer to give a talk or workshop, see what other people do with their systems, or just take some time out, enjoy the scenery and the beer and maybe even take some exercise.

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Reaction to the LInuxbierwanderung
o Yay beer! 27%
o Yay Linux! 1%
o Yay hiking! 11%
o Whose crazy idea was it to fill geeks full of beer and send them up a mountain? 58%

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Linuxbierwanderung 2001 | 7 comments (1 topical, 6 editorial, 0 hidden)
It's a Microsoft conspiracy (3.33 / 3) (#6)
by jabber on Thu Mar 01, 2001 at 12:30:25 PM EST

Yes.. Think about it.. Take a bunch of non-conformist geeks, get them drunk and let them roam the countryside. There are many benefits to Microsoft:

* Shows the 'enemy' as a bunch of isolationist, granola-crunching, rowdy-drunk mountainmen! Corporate types fear and loathe this sort and do not want to employ them. Average consumer doesn't want this 'type of guy' to write software that their teenage daughter might be using.

* Gives inebriated 'enemy' improved odds of getting out of the gene pool. Have you ever tried to walk up a flight of sairs when drunk off your arse on a good lambic? Now add to it a bunch of other people hanging on you for balance, while you're all running from bears and boars on the side of a forested mountain, racing towards a cliff.

* Provides funny hidden camera footage and a slew of 'lemming' jokes to boost morale in Redmond, not to mention new (embraced and extended) nursery rhymes for the Gates' baby: "Three drunk hackers. See how they stumble!"

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