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Re: No FOSDEM 2008 stand/devroom this year: new Plans for GNUstep-Dev-Me

From: Nicolas Roard
Subject: Re: No FOSDEM 2008 stand/devroom this year: new Plans for GNUstep-Dev-Meeting & How to attract General Public?
Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2007 16:19:01 +0000

On Nov 28, 2007 3:52 PM, Nicola Pero <address@hidden> wrote:
> > we just got the note that they have so many project requests at FOSDEM
> > 2008 so that they had to decide between them. And, the decision is
> > that we do not get a stand/devroom this time.
> That's a real pity ... is FOSDEM growing too big ? :-)
> If they only allow space for the current "big" projects (GNOME, KDE, etc) it 
> will not
> be so interesting any more. :-/
> Anyway, the past years we got a stand/devroom by asking for a shared one
> for GNUstep/OpenGroupware.org.  Did you ask for that ?  If not, it might be
> worth going back to them politely and checking again ?  We really want one,
> else most of us won't be attending FOSDEM.

>From the sound of the reply, it sounded like they refused both the
devroom and the stand.
Still, I find it hard that they can't get us a spare table and a few
chairs :-/ -- it might be worth
asking only for that.

> What other opportunities do we have to meet in a larger free software 
> environment ?
> It's nice to not just discuss GNUstep but also go around and see what other 
> people
> are doing.

It may be more interesting/worthwhile for us to organize a developer
meeting, like AlpenStep, but
around feb/march/april ?

Nicolas Roard

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