[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
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.


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