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Re: Debian derivatives front desk: where to from here?

On Mon, 13 Dec 2010 21:36:07 +0100
Stefano Zacchiroli <leader@debian.org> wrote:

> On Sun, Dec 12, 2010 at 10:08:42PM +1030, Karl Goetz wrote:
> > > A periodic BoF sounds reasonable. Of course attending DebConf is
> > > not always possible, but we should then make very clear that, as
> > > DebConf, we *invite* representative from derivatives to attend.
> > > That is
> > 
> > I was wondering if having a
> > BoF/miniconf/debian-and-its-derivatives-morning at other events
> > would be worth while too? They don't have to be big and structured,
> > just a way of people to meet face to face when they can.
> Sure, absolutely. That is a variant of what I've proposed for FOSDEM

Ah, way ahead of me :)

> 2011. However, at FOSDEM, schedule is quite packed, so I believe the
> best chance would be to actually use one of the available 1 hour slot
> in the cross-distro room, as I doubt people would be able to have a
> discussion slot spontaneously otherwise.

I haven't followed fosdem, so I'm not aware of its layout (I'll have a
look online and see what i can find out).

> FWIW, we might even organize a proper cross-distro Sprint. In that

I hope you get some good attendance for it, its always interesting to
get distros into the same room.

> case, Debian will be happy to contribute some money to enable people
> to attend [1]. Of course, it would be nice if participants from other
> distros will ask their own distro some sort of sponsoring to
> attend :) All it takes, is a volunteer organizer (hint, hint!).
> Cheers.
> [1] http://wiki.debian.org/Sprints

Karl Goetz, (Kamping_Kaiser / VK5FOSS)
Debian contributor / gNewSense Maintainer
No, I won't join your social networking group

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