Of course, the sound of traffic, the squawk of chickens, the rattle of trains in the morning and the song of the muezzin calling the faithful, the traffic, the pollution and the filth underfoot, the Levi’s store across the road from a tin-shack palmist, those too remind me that this must be Bangalore. The city is slightly intimidating. But I am here for FOSS.in and to meet and make friends; the FOSS.in team is not intimidating. They are ever so welcoming and full of Free Software fire. Today the conference kicks off, and we’ve promised “chaos, disaster, disarray and a wonderful time.”