Daniel Stone's presentation on Freedesktop.org and the technologies being brought together there was really good. i'm glad he was able to make it and present it as there were several interesting points that i was unaware of personally and would have missed had i done it, as the schedule was claiming ;-)
the discussion afterwards was quite lively and ended up being largely a call to arms / participation to the KDE development community to ensure that we are involved as much as possible to ensure that FD.o reflects our needs and as matures as rapidly as possible within the realm of reason.
remember: we are competing primarily with companies who have unified (and rather secretive) groups doing exactly what FD.o does for us. we need to have a similar body on the Open Source / Free Software side of the fence so as to compete effectively with them, and FD.o is our best hope in this regard.
in other news, software patents still suck. ;-)