[LGM] Fwd: lgm 2018: a B. town as a B-plan?
frank.trampe at gmail.com
Mon Jun 26 19:57:05 UTC 2017
If that's what it takes to have it nominally happen, I would be okay with
that. But, as we learned this year, running in parallel with a compatible
conference tends to limit participation considerably. Could we cut a deal
to get the venue for an extra day or two at the beginning or the end of the
It's also worth noting that Taiwan takes fingerprints of visitors, so some
folks would not be able to go.
On Mon, Jun 26, 2017 at 2:42 PM, Valessio Brito <valessio at debianart.org>
> Is there any rejection of doing the LGM in or in parallel part of
> another major conference?
> It could map major conferences and as an attempt to bring together, do
> something in parallel.
> In 2018 the Debian Conference should meet in Taiwan. Usually we are
> between 300 and 500 participants.
>  https://wiki.debconf.org/wiki/DebConf18
> I'm going to Montreal for the next few weeks and plan to stay for a
> couple of months. Someone on the list in Canada? Call me in private.
> Valessio Brito
> 2017-06-26 16:35 GMT-03:00 Frank Trampe <frank.trampe at gmail.com>:
> > I completely agree, and I do hope that somebody comes up with a European
> > venue. Until one materializes, though, I'm going to continue working the
> > Hong Kong prospect. Even if only ten of us show up, I think that it's
> > important that we have some physical meeting called LGM in 2018. And,
> > to the GIMP, it would be very easy to edit the photographs to make the
> > meeting look like a huge success.
> > I was going to offer to host in Saint Louis, but, with immigration
> > tightening by the week, I believe that turnout would still be better in
> > Kong.
> > On Mon, Jun 26, 2017 at 2:29 PM, Øyvind Kolås <pippin at gimp.org> wrote:
> >> >---------- Forwarded message ----------
> >> >From: ale rimoldi <ale at graphicslab.org>
> >> >Date: Thu, Jun 8, 2017 at 10:39 PM
> >> >Subject: Re: [LGM] lgm 2018: a B. town as a B-plan?
> >> >> Frank Trampe wrote:
> >> >>
> >> >> I'm working on Hong Kong.
> >> >
> >> >wow
> >> >
> >> >well, then, you folks can simply ignore my proposition.
> >> After this years Latino GIMP Meeting, which Frank was one of the few
> >> attendees of - i think it is a bad idea to consider/attempt organizing
> >> LGM somewhere that is not close, cheap and convenient for European
> >> attendees. Due to level of attendance, and thus lack of organizational
> >> continuity - LGM almost stopped this year after a decade, attempting a
> >> non-european LGM right now would probably both alienate and discourage
> >> the traditional core tribe/attendees of LGM.
> >> /pippin
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