What Gets Thrown Under The Bridge?



Why not have a Salon des Refuses?


In past years several of the people I work technically with submitted proposals to open source bridge and were not selected. There is nothing wrong with this however, in the years following these people did not submit proposals at all.

After giving this some thought I wondered if there should not be a mechanism for letting everyone who submits to actually give their talk outside of the actual bridge.

My point in submitting the proposal is to open this for discussion.

Speaking experience


  • Eek

    Donald Davis

    Suspect Devices,


    My name is Donald Delmar Davis and I am from a town of 500 people in rural Washington.

    My frankness and lack of social skills have led most people to question my character.

    I spent 2 of the last three years working for an Open Source Technology Center at a constant 68 degrees maintaining servers. These servers wer running a version of an open source operating system that was absorbed and then abandoned by a major closed source network operating system, to a community who all but abandoned it. This was required because it was used by an open source build system ostensibly used by a local silicon manufacturer and later abandoned by them after admitting that they could not build cleanly from source using their system to build an open source operating system first heralded and eventually abandoned by a major automotive trade group.

    The remaining time has been spent making art without computers.