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From jan i <>
Subject Re: ApacheCon Austin keynotes
Date Wed, 24 Sep 2014 15:16:03 GMT
On 24 September 2014 17:11, Rich Bowen <> wrote:

> On 09/24/2014 10:56 AM, jan i wrote:
>> Another little thought. How about trying to get the original team (as many
>> as possible) to talk about that release, how is was, how it felt
>> it on video, and edit it all into a keynote with one (or more)
>> commentators.
> Brian has agreed to reach out to the original team and get as many of them
> as possible to attend. However, I do *not* want to do a panel session of
> people reminiscing. Allow me to share my thoughts on this.
> ApacheCon is about the ASF, and we want to be constantly preaching the
> message that ASF != httpd. Brian is a visionary, and does great things in
> the world at large, and I want him to talk about a bigger picture than just
> old memories. The old memories will be part of it, but the message is that
> we are now 200 projects, and what we've learned getting from there to here.
> I'm concerned that having the "old guys reminiscing" talk will detract
> from that larger message, as well as reinforce the message that the ASF is
> mired in the past - something that we're actively fighting in our messaging.
> Now, it would be cool to have that as a session, in the httpd track. But
> not as a keynote. I hope you see my thinking on this.
I agree on your POW....always good to see a topic from multiple angles, I
focussed to much on our long history.

> Although ... the idea of getting brief video clips of each of the founders
> and making a *short* vignette to show at the beginning of the keynote might
> be kind of awesome. Some of the are kind of hard to find these days, but
> most of them are reachable.

Not to forget how we could such videoclips for marketing "now - then".

jan i.

> --Rich
> --
> Rich Bowen - - @rbowen
> - @apachecon

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