It would be a great opportunity to get members of all DEs (GNOME/KDE/Meego/LXDE/XFCE) and look at ways we can work together and learn from each other in an aspect that affects us all.
Yes, I think openSUSE is an excellent place to bring the desktops together.
Yes, and we should try to approach the communitees and try to make this option attractive upstream. How can that be done?
One thing that isn't 100% clear to me is the target audience for the conference, is it aimed at developers, users or both? Personally I would like to see it aimed at both, but is that the general consensus? It may be worth holding workshops to help enlighten people to the ways of the Geeko. Off the top of my head we could have workshops based around packaging/OBS/testing/kiwi/bugs. You could have several workshops on the same topic aimed at different levels of experience.
Realistically I think we can mostly expect contributors at the conference, so I would make this the primary target group. This includes non-programmers, so packaging/OBS/testing/kiwi/bugs are certainly good topics. I'm not sure about pure users. It might be nice to have something in the program to address them as well, but from my point of view this shouldn't be the main focus.
I completely agree. Last year we had the "open day", I liked it, but I think it was not too crowded. The most related this year is the "Home Track". An option would be to change it to "User Track" for example. Along that we would have to make more marketing around that. What options do we have for that?
Last year we had four tracks (one being taken up by the RPM Summit) with a fairly general topic for each track, is this what we want again? Would it be better to have more tracks with a more focused topic per track as mentioned in the CFP outline?
I think we should decide about the exact tracks once the deadline for for submission of presentations is over and we know what presentations we'll have. Then we can choose the optimal track structure based on the actual content.