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Re: Debian booth at FOSDEM 2021, Brussels^WInternet, sat feb 6 - sun feb 7

Hi Jean-Philippe,

Good to hear from you!

On Sun, Jan 17, 2021 at 09:39:04PM +0100, Jean-Philippe MENGUAL wrote:
> Le 15/01/2021 à 08:37, Joost van Baal-Ilić a écrit :
> > 
> > FOSDEM, the yearly free and open source software Conference, moved online
> > this year, and it again welcomes our booth, just this time in its virtual
> > manifestation.  See https://fosdem.org/2021/stands/ .  It'll be the 18th
> > edition of this Debian booth.
> Did not think there was one.

FOSDEM is working on having the traditional stands represented in some form
this year (and I appreciate that a lot!)   A (I guess preliminary) list of of
accepted stands is online at https://stands.fosdem.org/stands/ .

> Are there goodies sold on it? What about
> payment, if yes?

For goodies, dealing with shipment and payments is a _lot_ of work.  If anybody
feels up to it, I'd love that.  Afaik fosdem does not offer infrastructure for
that.  For DebConf, we've had a very fruitful cooperation with
https://www.freewear.org/ .  I afraid we're pretty short on time now to set
something up, though.

We could just suggest people to check out https://www.freewear.org/ , by
placing that link on our fosdem booth webpage.

> > Even if our booth is not material, we still will need volunteers to staff
> > it, hopefully not just virtual ones :)
> > 
> > As of now, 3 people are in the Debian FOSDEM booth team.  We have lots of
> > opportunity for you to help: There's more preparation to do: select and
> > upload (rsync and sftp to video.fosdem.org) prerecorded presentations about
> > Debian.  And during the conference, we still have slots to fill: hang
> > around online with us (likely that will be chat: matrix with a bridge to
> > Freenode IRC), and answer questions from visitors.  If you plan to join our
> > booth sat/sun feb 6 and 7 (less than a month from now) and want to help, do
> > please list yourself at https://wiki.debian.org/DebianEvents/be/2021/FOSDEM
> > .
> Could you explain how will work the gateway on the IRC? If it is simple via
> freenode or whatever, I can be there all the week-end. Only chat, not live I
> guess?

As I said, I understood there will be a bridge from the "official" fosdem
supplied matrix room for our booth to the freenode IRC network.  Afaik the
matrix room will have text, audio and video.  On the freenode side there will
obviously be text only.

Of course, I'd appreciate participation in our booth in any form.  A full blown
working audio/video setup would not be required, I feel.  Only text is useful

Jean-Philippe: looking forward to your presence in our booth crew again!

> > Or reply to me, e.g. via e-mail, and I'll take care of updating the wiki.
> > 
> > For background, there's some more technical information on this years
> > virtual setup at
> > https://github.com/FOSDEM/stands-website/blob/master/README.md , and some
> > info was sent to the private FOSDEM standholders list.
> > 
> > Looking forward to seeing all of you this year again!

Thanks, Bye,


You'll be given lots of chores, and no authority.   The reward for a job well
done will generally just be another, probably harder, job. If you don't think
you can cope with this, don't apply.  --aj, asking for volunteers, march 2003

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