X Developers' Summit -- 10th-12th September, Cambridge, UK

Daniel Stone daniel at fooishbar.org
Tue Jul 17 06:28:00 PDT 2007

On Tue, Jul 17, 2007 at 11:49:28AM +0200, Matthias Hopf wrote:
> On Jul 16, 07 17:20:07 +0100, Daniel Stone wrote:
> > > I'm not complaining here (haven't done any X.org conference planning
> > > except for the small Birds of a Feather on last year's SigGraph lately),
> > > but I think an open source project should plan its major conferences in
> > > the open as well. Especially if sponsoring is involved.
> > 
> > Fair enough.  FWIW, sponsors have not been involved in the planning:
> > we're in touch with several candidates with regards to sponsoring social
> > events and things like that, but they haven't been involved in the early
> > (such as it is) planning stage, and there's nothing underhand going on.
> Ok, just thought so because the announcement talked about sponsoring
> individuals' travels, and you certainly need some (X.org or other) money
> for setting up the event.

As it stands at least, the X.Org Foundation is underwriting the entire
conference cost, and all travel sponsorship, and there's no plan to
(or talk of) changing this.

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