[LGM] announcing LGM 2014?

Mario Behling mb at mariobehling.de
Mon Jun 10 22:14:25 PDT 2013

Hello Nate, Femke and all,

thank you for working on the announcement.

I think the text is very good and concise.

Regarding partners, I would also leave them out for the moment as
official announcements should be coordinated with them and it is early
very stage for some of them.

Best would be to include more detailed information at a later stage in
a blog post and press release once the 2014 site is online. I think
around 6 months before the event would be good.

So, from my point of view the announcement can go out like it is on
the website now.

Thanks again for all the support!

- Mario

On Fri, Jun 7, 2013 at 10:29 AM, Femke Snelting <snelting at collectifs.net> wrote:
> Hey Nate
> Thanks for that (and sorry for late reply); reads nice and fresh.
> I've updated libregraphicsmeeting.org but took the partner and hosting info
> out for the moment.
> Leipzig team: can you confirm those partners and/or correct this text?
> Once confirmed I can translate in Dutch, French and start spreading.
> F
> On 04/06/13 00:37, Nathan Willis wrote:
>> Yeah; sorry about that -- I had a run of several conferences in a row;
>> back as of last night, though.
>> Here's a draft paragraph or two:
>> -- 8< ----
>> Libre Graphics Meeting 2014 in Leipzig, Germany
>> Libre Graphics Meeting 2014, the annual conference and workshop for users
>> and makers of free software creative applications, will take place on April
>> 2*–*5, at Leipzig University in Leipzig, Germany.
>> LGM 2014 will be hosted by Leipzig University in partnership with members
>> of the local FLOSS community, including Sublab Hackerspace, freifunk,
>> RadioBlau, and RadioTux.  The event is open to anyone with an interest in
>> open source graphics, design, and creative culture.  Software developers and
>> artists alike are invited to attend, and will be welcome to submit topics
>> for presentations, hands-on workshops, and birds-of-a-feather sessions once
>> the call for participation is officially opened.
>> 2014 will mark the ninth anniversary of LGM, the premiere gathering of the
>> free software graphics community, drawing developers, users and supporters
>> alike from across the globe.
>> -- 8< ----
>> As always, I urge that announcements be kept as short as humanly possible.
>> In this case, since the CFP is still quite a ways away, and there may be
>> lots more to come re: branding and other specifics, that shouldn't be a
>> problem.
>> But, I do have some questions:
>> * Is there anything else which it is necessary to add to this announcement
>> specifically?
>> * Are the dates and the hosting at the university fixed enough to announce
>> in particular (if not, giving specifics could lock us in accidentally)?
>> * Is the listing of "partner" organizations accurate and reasonable?
>> And, of course:
>> * Who can translate the announcement into their language?
>> Thanks,
>> Nate
>> On Mon, Jun 3, 2013 at 4:44 PM, Alexandre Prokoudine
>> <alexandre.prokoudine at gmail.com <mailto:alexandre.prokoudine at gmail.com>>
>> wrote:
>>     On Tue, May 21, 2013 at 10:16 AM, Femke Snelting wrote:
>>      > Dave Neary did warn us that he was busy ... I emailed about his
>> promise to
>>      > make an announcer for LGM2014 in Leipzig a few days ago but if it
>> doesn't
>>      > work for him, who else could take over in the coming days? My kind
>> of
>>      > writing might not be what it takes ;-)
>>     Um, noone? I could give it a shot. Please give me the facts.
>>     - timeframe?
>>     - venue?
>>     - organized by?
>>     - any topic chosen (like this year's "Fitire tools")?
>>     - anything special about the next event or the venue?
>>     Alexandre Prokoudine
>>     http://libregraphicsworld.org

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