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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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  • by Anonymous Coward on Saturday September 26, 2009 @02:34PM (#29549555)

    ...until she finds out that he's into triple booting.

    • Re: (Score:3, Funny)

      by Z00L00K (682162)

      For my part I'm just waiting for the merged processes to fork and create a child process.

    • by Damek (515688)

      .. or until he finds out she is... ...or maybe they agreed on a specification beforehand...

      sheesh.

  • by daemonenwind (178848) on Saturday September 26, 2009 @02:39PM (#29549573)

    Just wait until he forks her kernel.....

    The real question is, will they release child projects under the GPL?

  • Good luck (Score:5, Funny)

    by The Clockwork Troll (655321) on Saturday September 26, 2009 @02:42PM (#29549587) Journal
    More than 50% of all branch merges end in conflict.
  • Geez (Score:5, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday September 26, 2009 @02:45PM (#29549611)
    ALTER TABLE budget MODIFY COLUMN food BIGINT;
    • by f8l_0e (775982)
      That is friggin' mean, but it also made me laugh so hard I couldn't breathe.
    • by lsolano (398432)

      Very funny indeed.

      And yes, for all like me already married, after laughing at this, a strange sad feeling grew on me, remembering when my income was mine.

      I *think*, not really sure, I was able to buy CDs and food, not only food.

      • "[A] strange sad feeling grew on me, remembering when my income was mine. I *think*, not really sure, I was able to buy CDs and food, not only food."

        Maybe thepiratebay can use this to gain political favor: "Saving the marriages of savvy Internet users!"

  • by JJman (916535)
    Anyone else see the quote at the bottom?
    "Marry in haste and everyone starts counting the months."
    While it may not be appropriate, it does seem odd.
    • by bartyboy (99076)

      What freaks me out even more is the "Alter Relationship" link right after your user name. I guess Slashdot is a very progressive website.

    • Re: (Score:2, Informative)

      by harmonise (1484057)

      Anyone else see the quote at the bottom?

      Nope. I've been removing them with stylesheets for ages:

      @-moz-document domain(slashdot.org) {
      /* Remove insipid quote at the bottom of every page */
      div[id="footer"] div[class="rightcontent"] {
      display: none !important;
      }

      #footer .search {
      width: 100% !important;
      text-align: center !important;
      position: inhe

  • by Geoffrey.landis (926948) on Saturday September 26, 2009 @03:00PM (#29549701) Homepage
    Nah, that headline would be too obvious.
  • 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: (Score:3, Funny)

      by Anonymous Coward

      "and Eric Raymond was best man"

      Perhaps explaining why such an effort has been made to wipe it from our collective memory.

      CAPTCHA: 'romantic'. Something I never associate with ESR.

      • by petrus4 (213815)

        CAPTCHA: 'romantic'. Something I never associate with ESR.

        That's not really fair. He has a wife.

        ESR is almost neurotypical. That is why he has been able to do the corporate relations stuff that he has.

  • by Anonymous Coward

    There are such? I heard before but now I see for myself. Sakes alive !! It's as if marriage was a wish granted before death comes knocking his final toll ??

    Before the obvious retortion, yes, R.M.S. is elderly, but he is G.O.D. so that is expected !!

  • I will wait for the fork. It shouldn't be more than a couple months.

  • ...but Randy, how about something on the front page of juicedpenguin.com that indicates what the site is for?

  • by Harold Halloway (1047486) on Saturday September 26, 2009 @03:33PM (#29549831)

    Someone at LinuxFest had a girlfriend???

    • by Shikaku (1129753)

      You didn't even read the title? It said wedding. They are husband and wife, not girlfriend and boyfriend.

      • One, he said "had", which is past tense. Two, that's commonly a preparatory stage leading to husband & wife.
      • by lsolano (398432)

        They are husband and wife, not girlfriend and boyfriend.

        Big question is: Âwere they girlfriend and boyfriend, ever?

        Maybe someone, quite rude, were kidding them and told them to get married, and if so, they will get a decent linux-desktop experience.

  • Ceremony (Score:3, Funny)

    by eclectro (227083) on Saturday September 26, 2009 @04:35PM (#29550183)

    Where is the ceremony where the the groom's friends spit on his nerd card, pour vodka on it, and set it on fire??

    • by sqldr (838964)
      Presumably, this will happen when one of them has their funeral at radio shack.
  • by SpaghettiPattern (609814) on Saturday September 26, 2009 @05:03PM (#29550407)

    two Linux geeks were married

    I hear all sorts of thing like countries legalizing homosexual marriages, which is jolly good by me. But what's the bloody point in legalizing asexual marriages?!

  • by Anonymous Coward

    A Linux geek named Randy Noseworthy got married? That is news worthy.
    Conrats to both of them!

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

    by BudVVeezer (585625)
    And this deserves to be on the front page of a non-idle post why?
  • It's been a while since I don't read TOO many FUNNY comments here on slashdot.

    If someone knows them please let them know they've made thousands of people happy today.

  • by KamuZ (127113)

    But can they run Lin... oh wait.

  • Brand Fortner, who exchanged marriage vows with his wife on a PLATO monitor [wired.com] 20 years before online weddings were in vogue...

  • > 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.

    True; it was, however, the first such event at the Ohio LinuxFest. I missed the actual wedding, but at the End after Douglas McIlroy's closing keynote address, one of the organizers (I think it was Beth Eicher; I was sitting a little too far back to see) told everyone and che

  • As gay marriage becomes more and more prevalent expect to see this trend continue.

    Because as every Linux geek knows "LinuxFest" is a synonym for "SausageFest".

  • husband$ ps -fC wife
    UID PID PPID C STIME TTY TIME CMD
    root 1 0 99 Sep26 ? 03:00:00 wife

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