[FOSDEM] Event on facebook

Boriss Mejias boris.mejias at uclouvain.be
Thu Jan 21 14:35:54 CET 2010

Philip Paeps 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.

Hi Philip,

I like FOSDEM being a technical conference, and hopefully it will remain 
having that goal. I'm not trying to change that.

> 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.

Yes I know. My question was about guidance for attendance, it was not a 
philosophical one. Since the previous quote about politics sounded like a rule 
for attendance, I wanted to know what about philosophy, and you answered me 
that the place for that was the beer event.  So I think the question perfectly 
fits this mailing list... I also want to keep it low traffic.


> Save it for the beer event.
>  - Philip

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