Le mercredi 03 juin 2015, à 12:33 -0400, Robert Schweikert a écrit :
So what's next?
- From my perspective we are failing at "fulfilling the charter of oSC".
Yes there are a million reasons why contributors cannot come, Travel is expensive, it is too far away, it is over a weekend, one needs to take vacation, bad timing, .....
Given that everyone can probably give at least 5 reasons why oSC attendance is at the bottom of their list, we have no sustainable way of organizing oSC, and we are failing the charter (as defined above) I think it is fair to ask a few questions:
Staring with the most provocative one on purpose:
- Should the effort be made to continue oSC past oSC16?
- Consider that no proposals were received for the call for location of oSC16
- Everyone that says "yes we should", be prepared to help
- Should we strive to change the charter/nature of oSC and brand it
more as a "FOSS conference organized by the openSUSE project"
- Even this will require us to figure out how we get more people involved in the organization. Burning people out year after year to organize oSC is not really a good approach
- How can we come up with a model that provides a more sustainable
- What would it take to raise oSC attendance closer to the top of your
list, given the other reasons listed above plus your own are still present?
- Do we need a rock star act for the party?
- More beer, less beer, .....?
- What prevents people from contributing to the organization of oSC?
Obviously a rather incomplete list of questions, but it is a start.
I'll answer with another question: what happened with the idea of organizing smaller events co-located with other events (where there should be nearly no organization cost)? Are we still pushing for this?
(if such smaller events work well, maybe it could somehow replace oSC, although the charter would be different)