In Open Source World, The Cathedral and the Bazaar is a masterpiece - the traditional way and the community way of doing things. Jeff Clavier points to a new age trend in getting people together - bringing them to camps - the "un-workshop" and the "un-conference".
But does remind me of the Kathy Bates character, Evelyn Couch in Fried Green Tomatoes.
Evelyn is cut off in the parking lot...
Evelyn Couch: Hey! I was waiting for that spot!
Girl #1: Face it, lady, we're younger and faster!
[Evelyn rear-ends the other car six times]
Girl #1: What are you *doing*?
Girl #2: Are you *crazy*?
Evelyn Couch: Face it, girls, I'm older and I have more insurance.
and she can afford the conferences at the Four Seasons...
Seriously, those camps, er, un-conferences do sound like a lot of fun. It is good to see young tech folks brimming with creativity and passion. Even if they cut us off in the parking lot!