On Mon, 30 Jan 2017 12:23:17 -0000
"Filipe Rosset" <rosset.filipe(a)gmail.com> wrote:
Hi guys, sorry but I was unable to attend past meeting.
I'm +1 to Brazil, because I'm sure that a big part of the Latinoware
audience (4 to 5k people) will also attend Fudcon, so we will save $
with flights, etc.
On the other hand, if Fudcon is going to Panama, it's a great
opportunity to spend some time and to visit that country.
This a very important view of the event. A user point of view.
True to be told, there was a FUDCon in Brazil within FISL. What
happened was that we didn't get attention from the larger multitude.
Attendance to FUDCon activities were scarce, mainly only the
contributors sponsored to be there. The talks scheduled on the main
event were few, because we already have our own space.
Our work for the project was not much as we have also booth time to
take care of to answer questions to the public.
So, I think that we should be at latinoware and have four or five
people there for the event. It is the most important event of
Southamerica. The contributors coming out of Latinoware has been
anecdotical and not something that can be established. We can not say
that we get at least one new collaborator out of Latinoware each year.
Still Fedora should be present at that event.
But I think that hosting FUDCon will not be productive. This is not
only my opinion, it is what the general view of the council mailing
list has been discussing about FUDCon and Flock. There should be a
special circumstances for a co-hosted event to work. Two communities
that see benefit of sharing the space and time. FUDCon will have no
impact in the outcome of Latinoware. Latinoware will benefit for having
Fedora people in the event, but fedora community will be diluted in
such big event. If I had the opportunity to be at Latinoware, I will
want to spent most of my time on the talks about robotics and 3D
Everyone wants to be part of FUDCon, everyone wants to FUDCon be near
to be able to attend even if there is no sponsorship. But that is not
what will make FUDCon a worthy investment of money and the time of the
If we want something different to happen, we should try to do something
What really matters is having clear objetives of what we expect to be
the outcome of FUDCon and how the organizing team has arranged the
schedule to make sure those objectives will be met.