[Linux-aus] LA ctte meeting summary 2005/02/13

Michael Still mikal at stillhq.com
Tue Feb 22 08:12:09 UTC 2005

Bret Busby wrote:
> On Mon, 21 Feb 2005, Stewart Smith wrote:
>> 5) LCA will be where the best bid comes from. Anybody who did not put in
>> a serious bid cannot complain.
> So, when Microsoft puts in a bid for it to be held at Redmond (?) USA, 
> it will be held there?
> Microsoft has lots of money. It could put in a far better (?) bid than 
> anyone else.
> Or, if SCO puts in a big bid, to make that the "best bid", will the 
> conference be held at SCO headquarters in the USA?
> Is Linux Australia going to surrender the conference to the highest 
> bidder, for making the "best bid" ?

You make an interesting assumption that the LCA hosts have paid to hold 
the event, and that "best" is measured in terms of dollars. Given that 
no one has ever suggested that, it shows an interesing window into your 
own thought processes.

"Best" is more about providing value to attendees, attracting 
interesting speakers, and hosting an event generally in line with 
previous LCAs.

> And, a bid from either company, could be regarded as "a serious bid", 
> could it not?

About as serious as this post I suppose.



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