[FOSDEM] Event on facebook

Joost Ringoot joost at ringoot.org
Thu Jan 21 11:52:19 CET 2010


Hey Philip,

You are not suggesting that philosophic discussions go better when you had a
couple beers... are you? :-)

I hope the Inbev strikes are over by then,... however the beers that are not
brewn by Inbev are the more interesting ones.... hmm similarities with the
software world...

Interesting discussions about "free"  as in "free beer" or in "free
software" will develop, I am sure. :-)


On Wed, Jan 20, 2010 at 11:58 PM, Philip Paeps <philip at fosdem.org> wrote:

> On 2010-01-21 00:44:08 (+0100), Boriss Mejias <boris.mejias at uclouvain.be>
> wrote:
> > Christophe Vandeplas wrote:
> > > Dear Florian,
> > >
> > >
> > > The FOSDEM conference is a place where people are brought together to
> > > create and talk about magnificent software.
> > >
> > > It is however not a place for politics.
> >
> > what about philosophy? when we gather to talk about magnificent software,
> is
> > it a place to talk about the philosophy behind the magnificent software
> too?
> > just curious
>
> FOSDEM aims to be a technical conference.  We want to enable developers of
> open source software to colaborate.  For people wanting to discuss
> philosophy,
> we organize a beer event on Friday evening before the conference.
>
> The purpose of this mailing list is to provide information and guidance to
> people interested in attending FOSDEM.
>
> We have learned (at length) that discussions about philosophy and other
> fuzzy
> topics on mailing lists get very very long and add zero value to people who
> are interested in attending FOSDEM.
>
> Save it for the beer event.
>
>  - Philip
>
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