[Blogger's note: I've gone back and forth on the issue, and have decided that I would keep "2008" in the title of the blog for historical purposes. I don't have to, really, but I thought it might remind everyone when we started. If there is a hue and cry to change it, I will, but as it stands as is, the name will remain the same.]
For Lindependence in 2009:
Chennai, India, is a go, and I’ll start working with Sam on bringing Lindia — that’s the Indian version of “Lindependence” — to the folks in that city.
Santa Fe, New Mexico, U.S.A., is a maybe, and a spring or fall event would be preferable to a summer or winter event.
Boulder Creek, Calif., U.S.A., is a probable — we have space and we have the experience of the first Lindependence just six miles south in Felton to back us up. It’s just that things go slowly in the Santa Cruz Mountains and a date hasn’t been confirmed.
Redmond, Wash. U.S.A., although brought up in jest here, may not be part of the equation. But it could be.
All of which is to say that we have a pretty clean slate going forward in 2009 — there are a lot of opportunities for those with the inclination to host an event, and if you go to a mirror, you might find the perfect candidate. This, coupled with some of the developments in the FOSS world make this a year of opportunity for FOSS advocates everywhere.
Happy New Year, and lets make 2009 the year Lindependence — and Lindia — take hold.