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The First Geek Wedding At a LinuxFest 93

Posted by kdawson
from the merging-the-source dept.
At the Ohio LinuxFest yesterday, two Linux geeks were married — or had their projects merged into a single trunk, as the officiant, Lord Drachenblut, put it. The wedding of Randy Noseworthy (proprietor of the Juiced Penguin) and Janet Edmonson was announced last week and was live-tweeted by at least one attendee — here's his photo of the happy couple. There's also a video of the ceremony, at which Jon "Maddog" Hall offered a blessing via pre-recorded audio.
Update: 09/26 20:03 GMT by KD : In the comments, anyaristow notes that this wasn't the first such wedding; Rob Landly and Fade were married at Penguicon in 2007, with Steve Jackson officiating and Eric Raymond as best man.
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The First Geek Wedding At a LinuxFest

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  • Re:Lame (Score:5, Insightful)

    by IANAAC (692242) on Saturday September 26, 2009 @02:54PM (#29549657)

    Those two are hideous and their gimmick wedding sickens me.

    Gad, sometimes the slash herd are awful. Particularly anonymous cowards.

    You weren't invited anyway, so it's win-win for everybody.

    It was their moment. As long as it made them happy, that's great.

  • Congratulations. (Score:4, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday September 26, 2009 @03:10PM (#29549757)
    I just thought I would use this opportunity to wish the couple a happy marriage.
  • by anyaristow (1448609) on Saturday September 26, 2009 @03:12PM (#29549765)

    It's already been done at Penguicon [landley.net]. Steve Jackson officiated and Eric Raymond was best man.

  • Re:Lame (Score:1, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday September 26, 2009 @03:34PM (#29549835)

    AC exists for EXACTLY times like this, so that people can post what they're really thinking, and not just spout platitudinous tripe to avoid seeming rude.

    Those two are absolutely hideous, and you bloody well know it.

  • Re:Lame (Score:4, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday September 26, 2009 @03:46PM (#29549895)

    You weren't invited anyway, so it's win-win for everybody.

    For better or for worse, if you post something on the public Internet you are inviting the public to view it, form opinions of it, and comment on it. Not all such comments will be 100% favorable. If you are fortunate, most comments will be pleasant likes the ones in this discussion but there is absolutely no guarantee that they won't be mostly unfavorable. If that is intolerable, you should reconsider posting it to the public Internet.

    It was their moment. As long as it made them happy, that's great.

    Sure, but why does having "a moment" automatically mean "a moment in the spotlight?" Can you see how maybe thinking this way leaves room for (or just plain invites) comments from the peanut gallery like the one you're replying to? Can't two people who love each other have a truly meaningful moment without producing a public spectacle for a bunch of strangers? Just a thought.

  • Re:Lame (Score:4, Insightful)

    by Archades54 (925582) on Saturday September 26, 2009 @04:33PM (#29550161)
    Hideous or not, they're both very happy together which is more than most people seem to have these days.
  • Re:Lame (Score:4, Insightful)

    by trytoguess (875793) on Saturday September 26, 2009 @05:06PM (#29550427)

    Oh not this again... Yes, the internets are well within their rights to say the couple are ugly, or "Heil Hitler!" for that matter. People are also within their rights to tell such people to not be such jerks.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Saturday September 26, 2009 @07:12PM (#29551425)

    Yes, I'm sure your comment will mean just so much to them because they're certainly looking to slashdot for encouragement and well-wishing. While you're at it, try to look happy and overtly emotional and whatnot for the other million or so couples, equally unfamiliar to you, somewhere on this world who also announced marriage on the same fucking day. Nice to see the mods are just as fucking shallow and cliched as you though that's expected here on slashbot.

  • Why do we care? (Score:2, Insightful)

    by BudVVeezer (585625) on Saturday September 26, 2009 @09:54PM (#29552505)
    And this deserves to be on the front page of a non-idle post why?

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