[Linux-aus] Choosing the LCA '07 host city

Donna Benjamin donna at cc.com.au
Fri Dec 16 14:24:09 UTC 2005

Whatever the current status of the Melbourne Pitch, Melbourne is the
best place for 2007.linux.conf.au

Why?  Because in 2006 linuxworld takes place for the first time in
Australia... where? in Sydney. A change of scenery would be a good
thing. The coffee is better in Melbourne. And, wait for it, we have

Melbourne also has me and I'm great at organising stuff.  Unfortunately
I came into the bidding process rather late, and so will really only be
helpful _if_ Melbourne wins the bid.

I must admit, from what I've seen so far, Jeff is correct when he says
that the Sydney team appear to be hungrier to host the event, but on the
other hand - that does not mean they'll host a better linux.conf.au

So - Melbourne Dudes - speak up - sell the pitch, or concede defeat and
start preparing for 2008. ;) 
(a much much more auspicious year - just ask the Chinese.)

- donna.

On Fri, 2005-12-16 at 13:47 +1100, Jeff Waugh wrote:
> <quote who="Jeff Waugh">
> > <quote who="Andrew Cowie">
> > 
> > > General discussion is welcome on the linux-aus mailing list until 30
> > > November. After that, if we still have more than one candidate, I'll get
> > > the teams talking together to see if they can, as has been our tradition,
> > > decide amongst themselves who is best prepared to host Linux.Conf.Au 2007.
> > 
> > So,
> > 
> > We're beyond November 30, we haven't seen public submission of Melbourne's
> > pitch (which makes general discussion before November 30 quite difficult),
> > and Sydney is still very much in the game. If this pregnant pause continues
> > through the silly season, we won't have much time to prepare for January's
> > festivities.
> > 
> > What's the status? :-)
> So,
> The only response to this seemed to be the submission of the Melbourne pitch
> to the public mailing list. But no actual discussion of the proposals or any
> response from the committee.
> Given the dearth of commentary, I encourage *everyone* to make their opinion
> heard, especially those who've actually *been* to a linux.conf.au. ;-)
> I'll start, as heavily biased as I am: I believe the Sydney team is hungrier
> to host the event, thus more excited about it and better prepared. We have a
> fully sponsored and supportive venue. We have verbal support from potential
> sponsors. We have a *vision* for linux.conf.au beyond the basics. We want to
> get this bit over with so we can prepare our propaganda for Dunedin and get
> cracking on the details!
> Thanks,
> - Jeff
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