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Re: [Debconf-discuss] [Debconf-announce] Food serving for vegetarians und vegans

+++ Christian PERRIER [2013-08-20 19:25 +0200]:
> Quoting Daniel Kahn Gillmor (dkg@fifthhorseman.net):
> > I missed this year's debconf, but i was disappointed to learn that we
> > had to forbid omnivores from choosing a vegetarian meal.  I'd rather an
> > omnivore eat my vegan meal (and leave me to figure something else out --
> > i will, don't worry) than to require that omnivore to consume animal
> > products that they'd rather not consume.  Trying to respect my
> > preference for veganism should not result in *more* animal products
> > being consumed!
> We had not to forbid omnivores to eat vegetarian or vegan meals.
> We just had to take care of leaving enough food for vegetarians and
> vegans, which would have not happened if too many non veg* had been
> eating that food.

> Thankfully, in general, the kitchen adapted fairly well to all needs
> and I think that most will agree that food was well managed this year.

It was, but I do think that there is room for a bit more vegetarian
food at debconf. IIRC the omnivore food was veggie one meal in 14
(ignoring breakfasts which were entirely veggie).

The food was fine, and pleasing everyone is always tricky, and I
certainly don't want to come across as complaining, but I'd have
preferred to eat more veggie/less meat. (I refrained from the
explicitly veggie stuff for fear of depleting the supply for others,
as instructed).

(I did miss dinner completely one day due to yakking too much and went
to the resaurant in Concise, which was very good (thank James :-)

Anyway, just a minor bit of feedback for next year. Portland is full
of hippies - we could have a mostly-veggie debconf, and get arguments
about food instead of accomodation. :-)

Thanks again to all for organising. It's a massive job, and
angst-ridden this year, I gather. It really was excellent. Kudos to
those who persevered with that site despite the dissent - it was a
really fine environment.

Principal hats:  Linaro, Emdebian, Wookware, Balloonboard, ARM

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