[Linux-aus] [Osia-discuss] If you could ask Microsoft a question...

Jeff Waugh jdub at perkypants.org
Mon Jan 14 04:36:43 UTC 2008

<quote who="Jiri Baum">

> Mark Phillips:
> > > I think we have more to lose than gain by this meeting and should
> > > focus our efforts elsewhere.
> Jeff Waugh:
> > I've yet to be convinced that there's much of consequence to be lost,
> > given the venue and subject matter. 
> Agreed, not much is likely to be lost; but neither is it going to be the
> "lions' mouth" that you were so optimistic about earlier.
> And, of course, Mark is right - there's an opportunity cost. We could have
> had a talk about a technology - any technology - rather than a company.
> Since when are LUG talks titled by company rather than technology/project,
> anyway?

You've made your concerns and disinterest clear. Given that you're not even
in Sydney, and that SLUG is going ahead with it anyway, I'm not sure you are
going to achieve anything through repetitive negativity and argumentation.

- Jeff

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