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From Rich Bowen <>
Subject Re: Why the Apachecon (was Re: ApacheCon NA CFP closed)
Date Wed, 04 Feb 2015 15:37:19 GMT

On 02/04/2015 03:42 AM, Pierre Smits wrote:
> We are discussing again, as it seems to me, what the purpose of the
> Apachecon is based on talks submitted. And why is that?

For what it's worth, we have made a concerted effort for ACNA15 to ask 
project communities to step up to make ApacheCon what they think it 
should be. If a project wants a track (even now) and can provide the 
content for it, we'll schedule it.

If OFBiz, for example, wants to provide us with a track that has more 
the focus that you think we should have at ApacheCon, make it happen, 
and we'll schedule it. (I pick on OFBiz, at least in part, because they 
made a real effort to do this exact thing in EU.) If that brings 
sponsors along with it, all the better.

The open CFP phase is over, but if someone brings me a track (n * 6 
talks, for an n day track), we'll make it happen. Within reason - in 
agreement with Joe's comments else-thread, I'm not keen on running 
corporate advertisements at ApacheCon. But if there are companies that 
are deeply involved in an ASF project (as is the case at OFBiz), then, 
yeah, I'd love to see their content showcased.

So, yes, we can only schedule content that is submitted, but we've made 
an effort this event to go out and get those submissions from specific 
communities. At future events, we'd like to see more communities step up 
to do this hard work.

Rich Bowen - - @rbowen - @apachecon

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