This is the first day of the Gran Canaria Desktop Summit. As the dot article and the many blogs on Planet Gnome and Planet KDE make clear, everyone has been counting the days until now. Yesterday from 16:00 hours onwards people have been registering themselves. Many did stay in the large lobby for a while, catching up with old friends and making new friends. At 9 o clock there was a Canonical-sponsored party for everyone to open the GCDS meeting. The conference starts at 10:00 with Keynotes by Robert Lefkowitz, Walter Bender and Richard Stallman. Keep an eye on this space, both Planet sites and the KDE dot news site for news and impressions of what is going on here!
You can also follow what is happening at twitter and identi.ca: follow
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participants can be found on IRC on the Freenode servers in the