The panel discussion went very well today. I had fun and suprized myself a bit.
coming out of it, it put new dotcom dreams in my head. i described a 'ebay on your laptop' idea where using zeroconf, you can find and browse the database of others who have stuff to offer. its an old idea but as i was describing that i though holy shit thats actually a good idea. why arent i doing that?
on top of that, google gave OSU/PSU $350k to sponsor open source projects and classes. One of my profs is involved in getting the donation. We've talked before about an open source identitiy management application for linux.