[Xcb] XCB Workshop?

Arnaud Fontaine arnaud at andesi.org
Tue Feb 2 09:17:14 PST 2010

Hi Peter,

> I think it would make perfect sense for you to ask for a sponsorship.
> I can't speak for my employer, but perhaps I can give you a bit of
> perspective from inside one of the companies that has contributed to the
> X Consortium in the past.
> In general: The money was contributed to X.org for the purpose of
> fostering a standardized and strong X11 ecosystem. Without any apps
> participating in that ecosystem, the standard is worthless.
> As applied to XCB: Our products are most often used in a remote,
> over-the-network environment. XCB's ability to hide latency is very
> important to a good user experience in this environment. So the more app
> developers we can convince to embrace XCB, the better it is for us and
> our customers.
> As it pertains to you: Without XCB API users present at the workshop, we
> run the risk of developing "ivory tower" solutions that don't help you
> at all. We don't want to do that. We want to make XCB compelling for
> you, and others like you.
> In short, XCB API users have an important perspective on XCB that I
> (personally) do not have. Your insight would be greatly appreciated.
> If you wish to attend, please do not feel shy about asking for support.
> That's the whole reason the money is there.

Thank you very much for your email. I wasn't sure at first that I could
ask for a sponsorship for the reasons I mentioned in my previous emails,
but after talking to Bart and reading your email, I asked for support.
Looking forward to meeting you ;).


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