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

Michael Banck mbanck at debian.org
Thu Oct 29 17:20:44 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".

How about this: Two devrooms.

One devroom is shared by three of the four major distribution flavours
(that is, centos/fedora, debian[0], opensuse and gentoo) in the
following fashion: one track Saturday afternoon, one track Sunday
morning (ouch), last track Sunday evening.

The second devroom is used by the fourth distribution on Saturday
afternoon, and is a cross-distribution devroom for Sunday.

Each flavour organizes their devroom track individually, and the Sunday
cross-distribution devroom is organized by the distributions list or

That way, we can hope to get a handful of excellent talks for each
person project.

On the other hand, if "1 devroom" means "one devroom on either saturday
or sunday", then the above would translate to 4 devrooms, so would not
be feasable, either.



[0] That might or might not include Ubuntu as the person organizing sees

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