Usenix draws top technologists

by Andy Oram

Usenix, the classic conference of Unix research and practice, pulled off a satisfying event in Boston this year. Turn-out was modest (about 700 people registered, and the show never seemed crowded except when food was served), but the number of famous and significant leaders in the Unix and free software world I saw walking the hallways was impressive, and the line-up on the podiums was even more so.

In this blog I'll talk about movements toward--and barriers to--openness, a few technical discussions, and one project that's really hot.