Le 04/06/2015 20:07, Robert Schweikert a écrit :
On 06/04/2015 01:42 PM, jdd wrote:
could it not be the main OSC-16 subject?
Not really. First I am not convinced that just because the event is in Nuremberg we are going to get more contributors and members to oSC16
it's not the problem. You will get more contributors if the subject is important enough. OSC-17 location is probably not enough in itself, but how an OSC works and how it have to be done, I guess so
than we have over the last couple of years. Remember, no matter where the conference takes place the basic obstacles remain:
- Travel is expensive and TSP covers only X%
- It's over the weekend
- It requires taking vacation
- It cuts into family time
and then? this is true for any kind of things, you only (easy to say :-) have to rise the interest by the content.
Thus, IMHO, waiting with this discussion until oSC16 is too late if we want to continue.
this is a good reason :-)
Of course it is fair enough to say "we'll try and
figure it out at oSC16 and if there is a year break we are OK with it."
As it stands today, the call for location for oSC17 is probably 4 months away. I think it would also be fair to figure out if that should even happen.
well. so be it. We have to discuss this right now.
Questions: where are the main openSUSE grpups? In France I could easily receive a french mini meeting, because we couldn't probably get more than ten people and I can nearly receive them at home :-)
But to receive say 200 people, we need at least 5 people ready to work (and the more is the better), and I don't have them near me.
but having it now makes things much easier.
So the question we can discuss now is "what would make you come to OSC-17 if it was 5 month away? (of course nobody can say what he can do on 18 month), or what could have make you come to OSC-15 if it was done?
As an alternative, could we make national mini summits one year and OSC-XX the other one?
and how can we make local groups stronger on the beginning?
I know for me I come mainly to meet other openSUSE people face to face and discuss openSUSE things. The general purpose conference are interesting, but may not ne enough.