On October 12, 2013, we had the pleasure to host the annual Gnome Summit in Montreal and, in the evening, we organized a community meet-up in our offices. Gnome core developers and local hackers met, had food, a couple of drinks and quite a lot fun together. The event was supposed to end around 9:00 PM but, finally, it lasted beyond 11:00 PM.
During the meet-up Karen Sandler, Executive Director of the Gnome Foundation, kindly answered our questions about the Gnome Summit and the state of Open Source in the world. In this interview she explains why the annual « Boston » Summit now takes place every second year in Montreal, and briefly presents the main technical issues that were on the agenda during the weekend — especially desktop accessibility. Finally, she shares her thoughts on the state of Open Source in the world and how much work still has to be done to live in a better digital world.