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Re: Acronym on About page of main site

On Sat, Jun 18, 2005 at 04:23:35PM +0930, Clytie Siddall wrote:
> Sorry for my ignorance: while translating the About page on the main  
> D-W site, I've run into the acronym BOF:

> "Organising BOF discussions at Linux conferences, to promote  
> discussion of issues facing women and their involvement in Debian and  
> Linux."

Birds-of-(a-)Feather, referring to an informal (but scheduled) gathering at
a conference to discuss a topic of mutual interest; from the expression
"birds of a feather flock together".

Term originated at the USENIX conferences, AIUI.

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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