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From dsh <daniel.hais...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Early Bird Registration is open for ApacheCon Europe!
Date Fri, 17 Aug 2012 23:30:44 GMT
Well personally, considering what you have said and what already has
been said before I feel even more tempted to state it with JFK [1]:
Ask not what the open source community and specifically the ASF can do
for you - ask what you can do for the open source community and the
ASF in particular. Consider this a great opportunity for give back and
networking! If the ASF TAC [1] isn't a well known institution amongst
your fellow ASF community members make a change to the better by
spreading the word. I know other individuals from the past who really
tried very hard to attend ApacheCon events in the US and they actually
sacrificed much to achieve that goal cause they were from countries
with a developing economy. So I truly believe that German citizen
should be able to make it to ApacheCon EU in Sinsheim if considering
all of the various possibilities and options at hand even if there's a
conference fee. So IMO it's really our obligation, and not solely the
obligation of the ASF, to work together and make that happen.

One final word - by the attending a conference versus having a nice
vacation comparison you are really wakening your own point cause one
could question whether your intentions in this matter are true and
honest. That's why a emphasized that to me such a comparison is a
false comparison.

[1] http://youtu.be/sURNP5PRiMI
[2] http://www.apache.org/travel/

Cheers
Daniel

On Fri, Aug 17, 2012 at 11:16 PM, Andrea Pescetti <pescetti@apache.org> wrote:
> 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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