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From Donald Harbison <dpharbi...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] Apache OpenOffice Conference 2012
Date Sat, 18 Aug 2012 22:51:18 GMT
On Friday, August 17, 2012, drew wrote:

> 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.


Thanks!


> //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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