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From drew <d...@baseanswers.com>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] Apache OpenOffice Conference 2012
Date Fri, 17 Aug 2012 14:40:05 GMT
On Fri, 2012-08-17 at 11:15 +0200, Andrea Pescetti wrote:
> On 09/06/2012 Andrea Pescetti wrote:
> > On 08/06/2012 Rob Weir wrote:
> >> A proposal might cover:
> >> Name
> >> Duration ...
> > I would just add, if needed, the conference fees/admission.
> > Historically, the OOoCon has been free to attend (or almost free, with a
> > nominal fee, say 10 Euros, to avoid fake registrations). Does it work
> > the same for ApacheCon? If it doesn't, it might complicate the
> > "conference within a conference" model a bit since the proposal would
> > have to discuss the possibility of allowing partial registrations.
> 
> And now we know from http://www.apachecon.eu/ that admission will be 450 
> EUR (i.e., in the range of 550 USD) and that apparently partial 
> registrations (OpenOffice track only) are not allowed.

Well you are happily invited to a free conference, close in time,
distance and subject matter..

//drew

> 
> Especially considering that the regular ticket price will be "a few 
> hundred Euros [or USD]" more expensive, as the page says, this will be a 
> significant change for most people used to attend OOoCon. So far, 
> admission to OOoCon had been in the 0 EUR - 10 EUR (0-15 USD) range.
> 
> This is not something bad in itself, and of course there are open source 
> conferences that are more expensive than this one, but it would have 
> been good to know it in advance, since it is a major difference with 
> respect to the past. (Yes, I know that committers receive a discount and 
> that travel assistance may be requested, but I'm speaking in general).
> 
> Regards,
>    Andrea.
> 



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