[Linux-aus] LCA2014 update

Michael Still mikal at stillhq.com
Tue Aug 28 22:21:52 EST 2012

On 28/08/12 22:05, Russell Coker wrote:
> On Tue, 28 Aug 2012, Michael Still <mikal at stillhq.com> wrote:
>> The only real pain with miniconfs is the additional venue cost (two
>> extra days of what are in general expensive venues these days), and
>> neither of your proposals addresses that.
> Why is that a "pain"?

Well, people keep saying miniconfs should be dropped because they're
painful. That's the only example of pain I could find, and I don't
personally think its a big deal.

> Do we have delegates complaining about the cost and asking for it to be 
> reduced?

I would be surprised.

> Might it be worth doing a poll "would you prefer LCA to have no mini-confs if 
> the registration price was reduced by 20%"?

No, that's a terrible idea. My whole point is that LCA-by-bike-shedding
doesn't work. We need to trust and support our LCA teams and let them do
what they think is best, not poll the community for every decision.

I would support a conference with no miniconfs, if the local team
thought it was the right call. I'd also support a conference with
miniconfs just as much.

The point is, people aren't stepping up because of the bike shedding. So
it should stop.


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