I just gave my lightning talk, “Why I Hate The Apache Web Server.” I haven’t had that much fun giving a talk in a long time.
The motivations of the talk were multiple. I was speaking on behalf of #apache users everywhere, and complaining about the stuff that I’m tired of apologizing for every day in IRC. But, more than that, I hope that attendees looking for a place to plug in will see these as things that they can work on. With several exceptions, the things I complained about are pretty universally recognized to be really annoying. The things that there are disagreement on, well, they were a bit of a cheap shot. Oh well. 😉
I’ve put the presentation on my apache.org site in pdf format, if you want to see it. Oh, and at least two of the things mentioned in the talk have already been fixed, one of them today.