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From J├╝rgen Schmidt <>
Subject Re: OpenOffice Developer Room (devroom) at FOSDEM
Date Mon, 22 Oct 2012 08:49:49 GMT
On 10/21/12 11:06 PM, Andrea Pescetti wrote:
> On 16/10/2012 Andrea Pescetti wrote:
>> I've asked the organizers to inform us about their decisions. I expect
>> to receive news in the next days; I'll keep you informed when I do.
> I received the answer just a few minutes ago: organizers decided to give
> OpenOffice its own devroom, which will be available all day Saturday (2
> Feb 2013). Now we will have to organize a call for talks and so on, but
> this is not urgent. As agreed with the FOSDEM organizers, I'm reposting
> their answer in public, see below.

ok, a little bit surprising but a clear signal.

We should try to find out if other Apache projects will be there as well
and if we can share a booth with them. Having a booth is a good
opportunity to talk with people and to answer questions.


> Regards,
>   Andrea.
>    ---
> Dear Andrea,
> Thank you for considering a merged devroom with LibreOffice. After some
> internal discussion, we have come to the conclusion that perhaps the
> best way to foster collaboration and cross-polination between AOO and LO
> is not to force a merged devroom, but rather to give each projects its
> own room on a different day. We hope both communities will use this
> opportunity in the best way possible.
> It is hence our pleasure to inform you that your request for a devroom
> at FOSDEM 2013 has been accepted.
> We offer you the following:
> - a room on Saturday
> - with video projector and best effort wifi
> - in building AW (76 seats)
> We must add that as in previous years, visitor interest will outnumber
> room capacity for most devrooms. We can not offer you larger rooms --
> instead we will provide you with signalization to indicate that the room
> is full.
> If you prefer to decline this offer, please inform us as soon as possible.
> By accepting this offer, you accept to be responsible for this devroom.
> This means to spread a call for papers in your community, compose a
> schedule, and provide us with that information. It also includes on-site
> responsibilities such as making sure the capacity limit is respected and
> that the devroom is clean by the end of the day.
> Next: call for talks
> --------------------
> We invite you to send an open call for talks to relevant mailinglists.
> Please include a copy to
> We will collect all the calls on our website.
> Regarding content and format, you are free to schedule your devroom as
> you wish.
> Do allow us to repeat the obvious: FOSDEM is a FOSS community event, by
> and for the community, and the content and topics _must_ reflect that
> (arguably, that is pretty obvious).
> We offer you a mailman mailinglist, in case you
> want to have a mailinglist 'on neutral grounds'. This can be especially
> interesting for joint devrooms.
> Contact us to take on this offer.
> Deadlines
> ---------
> The hard deadline for sending us the full schedule is *2013-01-10*.
> For your own call for talks, we advise mid-december as deadline, with
> notifications to the speakers around christmas. (The sooner, the more
> time they have to book travel/accomodation).
> Lastly, we wish to clarify that there are no reimbursements of travel or
> hotel costs for devroom organizers/speakers.
> And, of course, if you have any questions, please do contact us at
> Looking forward to your participation,
> On behalf of the FOSDEM devroom team,
> Tias

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