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From Andrea Pescetti <pesce...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Early Bird Registration is open for ApacheCon Europe!
Date Fri, 17 Aug 2012 21:16:18 GMT
dsh wrote:
> 3) Don't make this an AOO-specific or -only issue. If it's an issue at
> all it applies to every individual planning to attend.

Yes, but there are several reasons that make the OpenOffice case special 
here, including:

- The OpenOffice Conference admission fee in 2005-2010 never exceeded 10 
Euros, so community members did not expect this difference.

- This is the first ApacheCon for most people who used to be involved 
with the old OpenOffice project, so TAC is a relatively new concept for us.

- Apparently there are dedicated funds for travel assistance to 
OpenOffice committers.

Regards,
   Andrea Pescetti - Apache OpenOffice PPMC.

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