On Tue, May 06, 2014 at 05:54:35AM -0400, Jaroslav Reznik wrote:
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> On Mon, May 05, 2014 at 02:09:17PM -0400, Paul W. Frields wrote:
> > On Mon, May 05, 2014 at 01:07:33PM -0400, Stephen Gallagher wrote:
> > > On 05/05/2014 12:41 PM, Ruth Suehle wrote:
> > > > Does anyone have recommendations for keynoters for Flock?
> > > > Preferences are:
> > > >
> > > > - Europe-based (to reduce flight costs) - Of a broad interest (for
> > > > example, last year we had talks on open fonts and 3D printing)
> > >
> > >
> > > The latest round of Lennart and Kay's "What are we breaking
> > > might be a good choice for a keynote.
> > >
> > > I've also suggested that the Fedora.next joint session probably
> > > should be treated like a keynote (in the sense that the topic should
> > > justify being run without competing sessions so that everyone can
> > > participate).
> > >
> > >  https://flock-lmacken.rhcloud.com/proposals#65
> > I would suggest that a Lennart/Kay talk like that makes sense as a
> > session in a large room but not a keynote.
> > Some of the best keynotes I've attended at conferences -- and the 3D
> > printing talk last year at Flock was up there -- involve more than
> > just technology. They also touch on larger issues of community,
> > social, and cultural impact.
> So true. It's always refreshing to hear a talk/keynote that touches on
> multiple facets. Majority of a (Linux distribution-style) conference is
> dominated by technical content anyway.
> > The Fedora.next session might fall into
> > this bin, but I'd say something more outward-looking would be a great
> > pace to set.
> > What about having someone speak on an initiative related to (but not
> > part of) the brave new world of Fedora.next, like Docker, the Maker
> > world outside 3D printing, or some other non-Fedora interest?
> Maker world (outside of 3D printing) sounds good to me.
> Also, maybe a topic related to open source project governance, or
> something related to security and the growing awareness of it since the
> "Heartbleed" (I wonder if security is considered too uninteresting), or
> how open source is impacting/disrupting education.
Fedora usually tries to avoid real politics
I didn't mean to imply "real politics", but I felt topics like project
governance are worth a merit as most open source projects strive to have
a healthy community with a diverse (not just "diversity of opinions and
a diversity of sponsoring organizations") contributor base.
 Borrowed phrase from a thoughtful post by Mark here:
but as this year Flock is
in Europe, maybe someone from Pirate Party? I personally do not vote for
them but I really like what they do on front of free culture, overall
freedom (Internet, personal), copyrights... And they are moving this
direction from the old "let's steal music/movies, we have right to
One of my friends is now running for a seat in European Parliament,
if he will be elected...