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From "Ross Gardler (MS OPEN TECH)" <>
Subject RE: [ApacheCon] Fallback keynote for Budapest
Date Wed, 24 Sep 2014 15:26:25 GMT
As I mentioned to you in private I can reach out to UK government CTO if you want an eGovernment
replacement (would likely result in the same outcome as going to Wardley)

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From: jan i<>
Sent: ‎9/‎24/‎2014 8:06 AM
Subject: Re: [ApacheCon] Fallback keynote for Budapest

On 24 September 2014 16:46, Jim Jagielski <> wrote:

> One idea: I met Bror Salmelin (
> from OISPG (
> a few years ago at an open source conference in Malta and
> have been invited to speak at some confs regarding
> open innovation and open source. He's a great guy, and
> is a good speaker.

He would be a real good choice, I dont know how he is with a big group, but
in smaller groups he is brilliant.

jan I.

> I'd be happy to make intros if desired.
> On Sep 24, 2014, at 10:08 AM, Rich Bowen <> wrote:
> > One of our keynotes for ApacheCon Budapest has been withdrawn, and we
> need to come up with a replacement, fairly quickly.
> >
> > I wanted to have a bunch of eyes on the options that have been already
> suggested to me. If you have a *great* suggestion, and contact info, please
> speak up. If it's just a random suggestion and you don't have a personal
> contact, please save it for next year, as we need to move quickly on this.
> >
> > EU-based speakers are preferred for reasons of logistics.
> >
> > So, here's what's been suggested so far:
> >
> > Dirk-Willem suggests: can prolly dig out a BBC one from the woman who is
> the key brain/architect behind iplayer and olympics if needed - or
> something from the BBC archive folks.
> >
> > Sebastien suggests: you might reach out to @swardley who has connection
> with UK gov and their adoption of open source open standards. It does not
> seem that the intent was to discuss open source in e-governement, but It
> would be an interesting subject and slightly less politically tainted.
> >
> > Joe 'Zonker' Brockmeier has a talk schedule about why we need to preach
> the gospel of Apache more than we're doing now, and this was initially
> submitted as a keynote.
> >
> > I was sure I had more of them, but I'm not able to find them right now
> in the brief break between meetings, so please speak up if you've suggested
> something and I've overlooked it.
> >
> > Of these listed, Joe's is the only one that we know for certain that we
> have already in the can. The others would require more legwork, and
> probably more cost.
> >
> > While the decision is, in the end, on me, I very much value your input
> to help me make the decision. I'd like to have something tentatively
> decided by the end of the week, and messages sent out to the potential
> speakers in question.
> >
> > --
> > Rich Bowen - - @rbowen
> > - @apachecon
> >

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