[FOSDEM] Re: Key Signing Party -> Saturday Evening

Richard Hartmann richih.mailinglist at gmail.com
Wed Feb 11 17:23:09 CET 2009


On Wed, Feb 11, 2009 at 13:32, Sven Guckes <maillist-fosdem at guckes.net> wrote:

> sure - some people cannot attend for some reason.
> and who says that all people who take part in
> the KSP need to be accomodated to attend? ;-)

Why should I care about problems others have as long as they don't
affect me personally?


> there is always a problem.
> and we cannot solve them all.

True, but when looking for alternatives, one should be aware of
problems. With the argument above, being outside would be fully OK, as
well.
Personally, I don't even mind wind or rain, this is why I bring a
weather jacket.


> however, i suggest to take out both the key signing
> and the cacert assurances from the conference
> and simply do them at the free beer event.
> then at least the KSP would not interfere with
> the talks and development work at the conference.

People will always need to set priorities. As you say yourself,
"there is too much happening during the conference, anyway."


> there is too much happening during the conference, anyway.
> so at least take some time for ksp+cacert in the evening.
> besides, these are social events which brings people together -
> so shouldnt people have a beer after that together?
> sounds like a perfect combination to me.

A KSP is not all that social. If it were a truly social event, it would
take up even more time. KSPs are extremely mechanic and streamlined and
that's a good thing.
Mixing this with beer, cramped Brussel streets and even more cramped
bars seems like a _very_ bad idea. Especially since I would rather do
actually social things like talking & drinking than looking at passports
of complete strangers.


Richard



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