[Linux-aus] [LCA2013-Chat] The "Crowd-Sourcing TBL" Fundraiser

Silvia Pfeiffer silvia at silvia-pfeiffer.de
Fri Feb 8 11:36:27 EST 2013

On Thu, Feb 7, 2013 at 10:15 PM, Marc MERLIN <marc at merlins.org> wrote:

> On Thu, Feb 07, 2013 at 09:47:19PM +1100, Joshua Hesketh wrote:
> > Yes these options are being discussed with the people and entities
> > involved. It is quite complicated. At this point we are at the very
> > least ensuring the Pia isn't personally out of pocket. We will continue
> > to explore other avenues of reasoning but the bottom line is that
> > contracts were signed.
> Right. I wasn't suggesting to default, but to appeal to him as a human
> being, which I'm hoping he is :)
> If I ever asked that much money from a self funded conf without big pockets
> and they came back to me and told me they came up short, and appealed to
> me to reduce my fee in a way that I am still well off, I sure would give
> the conf a break.
> Putting it a different way, as an individual, I would look at him as a
> bad human being if given the full situation, his reply was "though, you
> signed, now you pay everything".

Sorry, but you won't get an answer from Pia or the other organisers,
because they are all bound by their contract to confidentiality.
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