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Re: [Linux-aus] linux.conf.au in January

On Mon, 7 Feb 2005, Christopher Yeoh wrote:

Date: Mon, 7 Feb 2005 21:45:11 +1100
From: Christopher Yeoh <cyeoh@samba.org>
To: Jeff Waugh <jdub@perkypants.org>
Cc: Linux Australia <linux-aus@lists.linux.org.au>
Subject: Re: [Linux-aus] linux.conf.au in January

At 2005/2/7 19:32+1100 Jeff Waugh writes:

I would like to suggest that linux.conf.au's previously traditional January date be documented [1] as an important convention or tradition [2] that we should only deviate from in exceptional circumstances [3].

It's important to have a consistent timeframe for a conference (cf. OSCON,
LWE, OLS, most other major conferences in any industry), and Australia in
January has been a great drawcard for our international audience in previous

I disagree, though I'd suggest that we survey the attendees again this year as to what they think of the timing of the conference.

So, those who would have attended the conference this year, if it was in January, but can't, because of when it is being held this year, don't

And, I suppose that a similar survey will apply, excluding those who won't be able to attend the NZ Linux conference next year? No doubt, that survey will be about which country other than Australia, should host the 2007 conference?

Bret Busby
West Australia

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