During the weekend of February 1st, I had the opportunity to attend FOSDEM in Brussels.
It was only my second year but it’s definitely one of the events I enjoy attending the most: the crowd is very diverse and very curious, there are tons of talks that you can attend (if you can get a seat in the room – most of them are simply overcrowded), and the Belgian food is yummy!
About a month ago, Sierra Wireless proposed a new project under the umbrella of the M2M Industry Working Group that aims at delivering a crucial missing piece to the global architecture of the open source M2M stack this Group is trying to establish.
The IDE for the Lua programming language that is being developed within the Koneki project is getting more and more adoption these days. There are two main segments where Lua is intensively used: embedded platforms (the Lua VM has a very small footprint and is written in pure ANSI C, making it easy to embed), and video game industry (Lua is easy to learn, making it a language of choice for game scripting).