Board voting ends today, but...

Daniel Stone daniel at
Fri Feb 19 05:02:49 PST 2010


On Thu, Feb 18, 2010 at 05:27:24PM -0800, Stephane Marchesin wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 18, 2010 at 13:45, Daniel Stone <daniel at> wrote:
> > If you feel this is unacceptable and are looking to assign blame, the
> > mail archives back me up that the entire thing was entirely my idea, and
> > every single costing and proposal came from myself.
> I didn't mean to imply that, quite the opposite actually. I for one am
> certainly grateful that X.Org funded my trip and lodging at XDS 2007.

Sorry, I didn't mean for it to come out like that ... didn't mean you
specifically, but anyone in general who would object to the expenditure.
Would that we had better second- and third-person plurals in English!

> Considering that:
> - there is so much money in the bank (about 3 times what you need for
> XDS 2007, *hint* *hint*),
> - giving wide sponsorship makes these conferences better by gathering
> more people
> - the current economy does not help with funding conference trips
> neither for the professional devs nor for the spare-time devs,
> my opinion, and the point I was trying to make, is that we should have
> more like that one...

I fully agree. :)

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