[FOSDEM] the gap between what is needed and it doesn't fit

Geert Stappers stappers at stappers.nl
Sun Dec 10 12:26:11 CET 2006

Op 09-12-2006 om 19:35 schreef Christophe Vandeplas:
> Geert Stappers wrote:
> > 
> > I'm asking because I wonder how ever the E-mail could end 
> > in "It doesn't fit"
> > 
> > So what was in the gap inbetween?
> Bad communication, and <snips> in the mails probably
> On the 20th of October I have got an email from Dag Wieers to H. Peter
> Anvin with a part of internal mails. Where Dag tells H. Peter Anvin to
> contact me if he was interested to do a talk.
> As a FOSDEM organisator that co-works on the schedules I do get many
> mails with propositions for main track.
> The same day H. Peter Anvin mailed Dag (and myself) that he would mail me
> with info.
> The 4th of December I've got another mail from H. Peter Anvin, with a
> kind of request if it'd be possible to speak at the main tracks.
> Quote:
> | I just got reminded about this... the interest seems to be in me doing a 
> | talk on the recent and planned developments of SYSLINUX.  I'd be 
> | interested in doing so, and I'm pretty sure I can arrange the time, but 
> | not the travel expenses.

Ah, the "What is needed?" was brought as "here is a proposal"

> As you can see my answer above, his talk doesn't fit into the empty slots
> of the main tracks. With the conference a few months ahead many
> timeslots/rooms are already booked. and even if the project and talk
> about syslinux is really interesting there's no place left for this talk.
> Making the FOSDEM conference bigger and having more lectures isn't also a
> solution. There are two reasons for this. First of all, it'd be difficult
> to get a large room. But the most important thing is that visitors are
> already complaining that there are to many parallel lectures (if you
> count the devrooms). So adding another room isn't an choice.

 :-/   the downside of a success ...
> Thank you for understanding the situation,
> Sincerely yours
> Christophe

Thanks for explaining

Geert Stappers

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