[LGM] Proposal to Host LGM 2015

Gregory Pittman gpittman at iglou.com
Sun Mar 23 17:17:48 PDT 2014

On 03/23/2014 07:46 PM, Jehan Pagès wrote:
> Hi,
> On Mon, Mar 24, 2014 at 8:12 AM, Alexandre Prokoudine
> <alexandre.prokoudine at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Sun, Mar 23, 2014 at 10:54 PM, Hor Sophanna wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> The Cambodian team would like to send this proposal for LGM 2015 in Phnom
>>> Penh. It's looks upload via the formula doesn't work signature.
>>> So you can find the proposal here:
>>> https://www.dropbox.com/s/zwfm3pblspskov6/LibreGraphicCambodia2015.pdf
>> Given the estimated travel costs, the most realistic approach here, in
>> my opinion, is to finally branch off and start LGM Asia.
> Is there that much of an Asian community in graphics Free Software?
> Having lived for 3 years in asian countries (Japan and South Korea), I
> felt that there were not that many. I was for instance, if not
> mistaken, the only active GIMP dev (not speaking of past dev, I
> imagine there would have been) in whole Asia. And Free Software is
> definitely less of a given there (though you can nowadays find by
> chance Linux users in Europe for instance, finding any in Japan or
> Korea is very rare).
> All this to say that I am not sure that they have enough contributors
> there to fork. I would have been the only one able to represent GIMP,
> and I'm not even there anymore. :P
> Also I definitely prefer to be able to go to the actual annual meeting
> of whatever graphics software I would contribute to, not a lesser
> version of it. For this reason too, I don't think this is a good idea
> to fork. LGM is not big enough yet to allow this.
> So I say: let's not discard any proposition please. We are already
> flying quite a few people from far away places, I'm unsure this would
> be such a huge difference.
It doesn't seem all that more expensive for me than going to Leipzig, 
though from where I live in the US it's more like $1500 than the $1080 
mentioned in the proposal.

We seem to be drifting toward the idea (at least) of going to far-flung 
parts of the world. It's hard to know if a good trip makes for a good 
LGM. It would be great if we could recruit some Mr. Moneybags somewhere 
to help pay to get people there.


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