[Linux-aus] Event overlaps - and what to do to avoid them in the future

Simon Lyall simon at darkmere.gen.nz
Sun Nov 13 21:32:52 EST 2011

On Sun, 13 Nov 2011, Mary Gardiner wrote:
> The major different with my proposal is that *possibly* the LCA part might be
> cheaper for those doing satellite event+LCA rather than miniconfs+LCA
> (depending on LCA's budget details).
> I've wanted optional miniconf-only registration for years though :)

This has happened in the past. In 2004 the Linux and Open source in 
government was run fairly separately and people could just register for 


Last time I asked I think the feeling was that you wanted LCA to be the 
main focus of LCA. Having people just come to the "Hotot Miniconf" and 
skip the rest of LCA was not seen as an objective.

On the other hand if there is some overlap of people with LCA which will 
encourage "more and better" people to attend it might be a good thing.

If you look at previous miniconfs you'll see that in many cases ( Debian , 
Python, Gnome, Fedora ) a big topic now has it's own [Australian] 
conferences separate from Linux.conf.au while several of the current 
miniconfs ( Browser , Open Programming , Business of Open Source , etc ) 
are taking advantage of the diverse people attracted to LCA to fill their 

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