this evening at 17:30 i'll be speaking at the calgary unix users group on the topic of "open source desktop software directions". come on out and join the party if you can, it'll be good. the presentation is at the public library downtown (check the cuug site for more info) and i'm sure we'll be visting bottlescrew bill's afterwards. there's a bit of an entry fee to get in, but that's used to bring food and drinks in for everyone and generally support cuug.
i'll be trying out some new material that casts some analysis on the foss desktop community, market and industry before launching into a "status of the kde4" review. so it should be interesting.
i wonder if the novell guy who visited the calgary linux users group last week will be there. probably not, but it would be fun and probably fair play. he presented on novell's new deal with microsoft and attempted to completely by-pass the whole patent agreement issue by not even mentioning it in the presentation, despite that being one of the two major issues people have with the deal. the other issue (openxml) also got short shrift. fortunately i was there. ;) if he does come to cuug tonight he could play critic to my thoughts on the state of our collective efforts. while i won't be talking about the novell/ms deal at all i'm sure there are several points of interest in the presentation for him.
and once i'm done the new slides (finishing them up now) i think i'm going to toddle over to kde4 dolphin for a bit. =)