April 1, 2007

Dinner With Om

Friday night Sam and I had dinner with Om Malik, of Business 2.0 and GigaOM, and Matt Mullenweg, the creator of WordPress. Both are incredibly down-to-earth and very cool. We talked about technology and Apple fanatics and Camino, plus a number of other random things. Om is an even bigger Camino fan than I ever would have imagined, which makes me happy. It's conversations like this that make me realize just how much of a following Camino has developed over the years. The community continues to thrive, which is no easy task for an unstaffed, unpaid, open source software project that's competing with an OS vendor. There are many, many people who deserve thanks for that.

I swear I've met Matt before, but for the life of me I can't remember where. Maybe in a past life we were both yak herders in the mountains of Tibet.

Sam and I talked a lot about Camino on the drive up to The City and back, and then over a multitude of beers near our hotel. We're both looking forward to our upcoming Camino summit after WWDC in June as a chance to discuss ways to improve the project, attract new members, and streamline development. Hopefully we can put the wraps on 1.1 (or maybe we'll call it 1.5) within the next couple of weeks. We really need to get it out the door and into users hands. It's a huge step forward in so many ways.

A week and a half down, one more week to go in this lonesome hotel. My housekeeper brought me shampoo and toothpaste when she saw I was running out. My TV only has 19 channels. Exquisitely bored in California.

Posted by pinkerton at April 1, 2007 2:58 PM