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Re: What makes a debconf?

On Fri, May 23, 2003 at 10:02:42PM -0400, David B Harris wrote:
> The problem is that people who can get expenses reimbursed need to have
> a focus. Sponsors need to have a focus. There needs to be a "major"
> conference for these kinds of things; in other words, it has to be
> billed as something more than just a bunch of people getting together,
> even if that's what *all* conferences are at heart.
> If a Debian Developer's employer is willing to let them go to one trade
> conference a year, expenses paid or partially paid, and the options are
> "one of a dozen Debian conferences or LinuxWorld", their employers will
> say "LinuxWorld". If, on the other hand, the options are "one of a dozen
> Debian conferences, Debconf, and LinuxWorld", their employers will
> likely allow either of the last two.

True enough, but since USENIX took over Atlanta Linux Showcase, ran it
for one year, and then shot it in the back of a head like a drug kingpin
assassinating an unwanted lieutenant, Debian developers in the U.S.,
particularly the southeast, have been missing a bit of an opportunity for
a gathering.

I really miss ALS.

G. Branden Robinson                |    The first thing the communists do
Debian GNU/Linux                   |    when they take over a country is to
branden@debian.org                 |    outlaw cockfighting.
http://people.debian.org/~branden/ |    -- Oklahoma State Senator John Monks

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