I think that is probably the most realistic way of thinking of it.
As the replies keep rolling in, I think two "tiers" are pretty clear:
1) if oSC keeps going, it should be held where the people are 2) the oS Summits in conjunction with larger events is something to continue to look at and refine (and promote?)
Keeping oSC where the people are would maybe mean it would be a smaller, more focused event. Maybe some help could be given to cover expenses for those extremely active contributors (I'm just throwing out ideas).
I maybe liken it to the TTP Summit which happens in Provo, UT, USA. Why is it there? I'd imagine because they have room to host it and that is where the people are or can be. oSC might benefit from a similar arrangement.
Sadly, due to helping organize another tech conference over that same time, I can't make the TTP event this year. I'm so bad at this.
On Thu, Jun 4, 2015 at 3:45 PM, Lars Müller firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
On Thu, Jun 04, 2015 at 02:07:30PM -0400, Robert Schweikert wrote: [ 8< ]
But lets assume I am being too pessimistic and for some magical reason we are going to end up with a large number of contributors participating in oSC16, but lets exclude those contributors with @suse.com addresses that also happen to work in Nuremberg as these will significantly skew the picture because the have the "its local" advantage.
So why is http://devconf.cz/ in Brno? Cause it's this cheap or cause the beer is this good? Both are two good reason. But before the questions is writte I'll offer the answer: Cause Redhat has an office in that town.
Do this kind of events either at a location where SUSE and many developers will be present - Nuremberg or Praha - or do it in combination with an event like FOSDEM or Linuxtag (if there will be again one in 2017).
I don't think your view is pessimistic Robert. It's a realistic view to the event and it's the right point in time to have this dicussion and to drive the issue forward.
Lars Müller [ˈlaː(r)z ˈmʏlɐ] Samba Team + SUSE Labs SUSE Linux, Maxfeldstraße 5, 90409 Nürnberg, Germany