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From Sharan Foga <>
Subject Re: FOSDEM Apache Developer Room ?
Date Wed, 13 Sep 2017 08:29:13 GMT
Hi All

I helped with the talk selection for the the Community Devroom at FOSDEM 
earlier this year and all their sessions were completely full (and I 
mean full as in people outside the door who couldn't get in and were 
waiting for the next session decided to have their own community related 
discussions while they waited!) That shows to me that there is 
definitely a need for more community related content.

I did have another thought about the name of the Devroom, rather than it 
being called an ASF or Apache Devroom, I'm going to call it a 
Foundations Devroom for topics related to any open source foundation 
which will also create opportunities for information sharing and 
collaboration across foundations.


On 12/09/17 23:27, Andrea Pescetti wrote:
> On 11/09/2017 11:55, Isabel Drost-Fromm wrote:
>> You mention that FOSDEM sets a requirement for presentations to be of a
>> technical nature - this is not what I have observed during the past 
>> ten years
>> attending and/or speaking at FOSDEM
> That is what I am required to obey each year when selecting talks for 
> the devinroom I co-organize. Then I don't know if FOSDEM, like some 
> other circles (ASF included?) reinterprets its own rules sometimes.
>> However there also is a very successful legal dev room. There 
>> recently was a
>> community dev room.
> Some devrooms are granted a specific exception. I understand the ASF 
> is asking for one too.
>> There were talks in the main tracks on the inner workings of
>> various large scale projects. There were talks within technical dev 
>> rooms that
>> focussed on best practices organising meetups. In the early days of open
>> sourcing Java there were several discussions on how to go about that 
>> and how to
>> best integrate the various packaging communities in the Java Dev Room...
> Well, the decision is taken anyway so let's just see if the proposal 
> is accepted. I just provided feedback in case it could be useful. I 
> hope I will be busy in another devroom but I'll be happy to spend time 
> in the ASF devroom too. Good luck!
> Regards,
>   Andrea.
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