[CREATE] Long term?
dave at lab6.com
Mon Jun 14 12:55:28 PDT 2010
I would like to suggest a long term view as a way to resolve this issue.
Suppose that in a couple of weeks, there are 3 strong proposals for LGM in
How is it decided which one happens in 2011?
Previous years have been decided by virtue of there only being one proposal
per year, as I understand it.
I would like to suggest that if there are 3 strong proposals, the proposers
will agree between themselves who will run LGM 2011, LGM 2012 and LGM2013.
If people choose not to attend one year, because they don't like the
politics of the host country, that would be unfortunate, and I hope they
will attend the next year.
This isn't theoretical: Last year, I remember a developer of a popular free
software project objecting to Belgium because of the popularity of a
religion there, and I did not see them this year. I enjoyed our
conversations, and hope to see them again. I also didn't see people who
couldn't afford transatlantic travel, and who couldn't get EU visas.
Each country necessarily excludes some parts of the global libre graphics
community. Local events can mitigate this. As at LinuxConfAU this year,
having 'local' Libre Graphics events is valuable - especially when they can
be recorded and published as LGM has been. If many people from some part of
the world want to run an event about libre graphics, I hope they do so :-)
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