I used to think that it was a privilege to serve people who also loved the idea of service
No, the open-source programmer does not make a program or a library or a toolkit in order to serve. They do that for pleasure or in order to prove to the world that they can. It is a distributed model (as opposed to a top-down model like Canonical's) that has worked well for decades. It has nothing to do with service. Maybe Shuttleworth should read The Cathedral and the Bazaar before equating open-source with service.
I should add that GenCon is so big, and the relocation of such convention take so long, that it would be more cost-effective to wait until the contract expires and make a new contract with another city (say, Seattle) ahead of time. Be patient.
I should also add that the type of businesses that were clammering for the anti-homosexual law — caterers and photographers — are not the same type as those that serve GenCon conventioneers. The law would not have an effect on conventioneers, anyway.
I do not know how 'red wine' got inflated to 'any form of hooch', and 'resveratrol' to 'ethanol'. I guess it is typical human folly in which the red wine story was transmuted into an excuse to get totally wasted
It is the red wine, taken in moderation and with food, that is supposed to be healthful: Not Pabst nor Thunderbird nor Jack Daniels taken with the bottom of the bottle up in the air.
Work continues in this area. -- DEC's SPR-Answering-Automaton