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Re: Our FOSDEM 2008 stand Was: No FOSDEM 2008 stand/devroom this year:

From: address@hidden
Subject: Re: Our FOSDEM 2008 stand Was: No FOSDEM 2008 stand/devroom this year: new Plans for GNUstep-Dev-Meeting & How to attract General Public?
Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2007 23:23:12 -0800 (PST)
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On 29 Nov., 01:19, Helge Hess <address@hidden> wrote:
> On 29.11.2007, at 00:57, Nicolas Roard wrote:
> > Thanks helge, that's great news. Too bad we didn't get a devroom, but
> > well... :-/
> I wonder whether we could get/want a devroom on Friday? Probably not  
> because there are most likely courses ...
> > Let's try to focus now on how we can create a kick-ass stand with lots

Great news!!!

About the Devroom - what do we need it for?

A Devroom is IMHO good for making public presentations and discussions
to/with the participants. The agenda is announced on the FOSDEM Web
pages and the printed brochure. So, by having interesting talks we can
attract/address the general audience. But, it is not useful for doing

In either case having a devroom on Friday does not help. For
developing/hacking such a room is not a suitable environment. And on
Friday we will not have any audience for public talks.

So, we should come to a decision if we still want to do a Pre-FOSDEM
Workshop at Brussels (it appears to be quite expensive to get a hotel
there!) or if we cancel that and have a spearate "AlpenSTEP"-like
developer meeting in April e.g. near Frankfurt.

It mainly depends on the travelling plans of our overseas visitors -
if they want to come to Europe twice or would want to skip FOSDEM.


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