Flock proposals now open for community voting

seth vidal skvidal at fedoraproject.org
Tue Jun 4 14:22:50 UTC 2013

On Tue, 4 Jun 2013 10:16:22 -0400
Przemek Klosowski <przemek.klosowski at nist.gov> wrote:

> On 06/04/2013 10:02 AM, Tom Callaway wrote:
> > On 06/04/2013 09:55 AM, Lennart Poettering wrote:
> >> What's even weirder is that some folks are explicitly mentioned
> >> (such as Jon Masters) in the descriptions, so the playing field
> >> isn't actually that levelled after all?
> >
> > Only people who refer to themselves by name in their own abstracts
> > (or describe themselves in such a way that it is obvious who they
> > are) ended up like this. We honestly didn't think that was going to
> > happen.
> >
> > This was an experiment. If it doesn't work, we don't have to do it
> > again.
> In general, it's not surprising that the author often could be
> divined from the abstract---after all, they are going to talk about
> their own project (e.g. Lennart on systemd, Ajax on X driver
> infrastructure, Dan Walsh on SELinux, etc). There just doesn't seem
> to be a way to avoid that, and besides, past reputation does predict
> future performance. It's for the editorial board to implement a
> diversity policy by inviting the young'uns, if they wish so.

I disagree - this lets people judge proposed talks/sessions on what is

I think it's a good idea and, if nothing else, it is just a
good trial. And that's enough.


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