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Bug#652631: www.debian.org: please clarify the distinction between 'events@d.o' and 'debian-events-*@lists.d.o'

Hi all,
sorry for the late reply on this important discussion: lately I was
really really busy (in real life) and I just did Debian work if cruelly
pinged ;).

First of all, just a correction:

On Mon, Dec 26, 2011 at 01:30:10AM +0100, Bernd Zeimetz wrote:
> On 12/25/2011 11:11 PM, Arne Wichmann wrote:
> [...]
> >> b) at least for those who have access to Debian machines nothing is
> >>    happening behind the scene, given that 'events@d.o' is archived on
> >>    master [8].
> > 
> >> [8] <http://anonscm.debian.org/viewvc/webwml/webwml/english/events/README?revision=1.8&view=markup>
> > 
> > I have not. Am I the only one to which this applies?
> No. we often have people organizing stuff which are not DDs.

Not-DDs can be added to @debian.org alias: at least I was added
at events@d.o when I wasn't a DD yet, and the same happened for

Wrt organization: wiki is really useful for organizing stuff. And is also quite
easy to follow the organization process *if* you're aware of the
existence of the wikipage.

On Mon, Dec 26, 2011 at 01:30:10AM +0100, Bernd Zeimetz wrote:
> May be the events team should - instead of founding itself - talk to those
> people who are known to provide merch and booth material if they want to join
> and what they can provide?
> Even better: the even team should consist of people from each d-events-$(locale)
> list (probably those who are organizing a lot of stuff).

Oh!! Finally!
To make a long story short: I have no experience of organizing events,
for instance, and I'm in the events team just to do the promoting/www
It's quite a while that me and Luca are talking about enlarge the team, to
include at least 1 person from each part-of-the-world where events are
more regularly organized. 
This person need to be one who often organizes events/booths, so someone
with experience and who knows practical things about events.

Now, we usually have a lot of events in Europe mostly in the
German-speaking area, but also in France and UK.
Then we have few events in the US, some in Hispano
America and Brazil and a *lot* of events in India (thanks to the Debian
India group) and some in Taiwan.

I've thought about a couple of names for some of these areas (please fill the
list of possible candidates for this area, or propose yourself!), to be part of
the events team:

German-speaking area: Annette Kalbow, Arne Wichmann, Axel Beckert,
		      Franziska Lichtblau

France-speaking area: Carl Chenet, Sylvestre Ledru
UK: ...
US: ...
Hispano America: Fernando Estrada, Gunnar Wolf
Brazil: Ana Caroll Comandulli, Marcelo Santana
India: Praveen Arimbrathodiyil
Taiwan: Andrew Lee

I think that having (at least) one person for each area in the events
team, acting as a proxy between the local organizers and the Debian
Project could be a good idea.
Again (to avoid misunderstanding) I think that decentralized organization
is the best option due to the fact that "it works!"™, but there are some 
area where the Debian project could help:
promoting the events on internet, offering the Event Box and other
material, etc.
And this is actually the work to be done on the event team.
Just this :)

So, no problem (from my PoV) in let people organize events on specific
mailing lists and their languages, as far as there is a person who can
act as a proxy between local organizers and Debian. 

If you all agree on this part, I'd really like to start to send some 
invitation to the events team. ;)

"Nostra patria è il mondo intero
e nostra legge è la libertà
ed un pensiero
ribelle in cor ci sta."		P.Gori

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