[loki at fosdem.org: FOSDEM 2010: Distribution Miniconf]

Stefano Zacchiroli zack at debian.org
Wed Oct 28 11:35:30 PDT 2009

On Wed, Oct 28, 2009 at 01:38:04PM +0100, Wouter Verhelst wrote:
> > If I'm not the only one feeling that way, I think we can try to make a
> > more reasonable proposal to the FOSDEM organizer: having the devroom
> > *and* the cross-distro meeting room. That can be coped with a simple
> > room: if you want a devroom for your own, you should participate in the
> > cross-distro room *as* *well* filling a number X of slots.
> Given the above, and given that this would involve one "shared" devroom
> *plus* a single devroom for each and every distribution, I can't agree
> that this is "a more reasonable proposal".

OK, by reading your detailed explanation I now imagine that the room
shortage is so severe that they cannot afford more than one devroom for
all participating distros. If that is the case, obviously this is the
only viable solution. I was imagining / hoping that a less consistent
reduction in distro-related devrooms was enough, according to that I was
seeing my proposal as "more reasonable" in the sense that it required
less room, but still not as few as one single room.

If there is room for one more room (pun not intended), I believe that
all distros would benefit from having a time-share of the extra room to
be handled with a distro-specific schedule. If there is not, obviously
we will cope with that.


PS nevertheless, thanks to all people involved in the FOSDEM
   organization (including Wouter for the Debian side), as always they
   do an impressive job to make us have fun together!

Stefano Zacchiroli -o- PhD in Computer Science \ PostDoc @ Univ. Paris 7
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