Lots of questions about how the Project Days will be scheduled - where and
The "when" is fairly simple to work out - there are a lot of conditions
that decide that. For example - almost all IndLinux folks are also
involved with Debian, so we can't schedule those two on the same day.
Similar conditions apply to all the other PDs, so we will be taking all
those into account, and should be able to publish that list in a couple of
The harder part is - which hall will each PD be in? After all, we have
four halls available on each day (4th and 5th December), seating 60, 90,
120 and 250 people (we are not using the 750 seater for PDs).
The simple answer is - that's in your hands.
We are using registrations to gauge the approximate interest levels in
each PD. So the PDs where we see highest interest levels (and logically
maximum number of people) will be allocated to the largest hall.
This is sheer logistics, and has nothing to do with how important a PD
topic is. We just don't want to end up trying to shoehorn an audience of
250 people into a 60 seater hall, while the 250 seater hall is 75% empty.
If you believe that you will be getting large crowds for your PD, and want
to make sure that you get a larger hall assigned to you to accommodate
them, please ensure that you ask people to register early and correctly
mark their interests.
Writing to us asking us to ensure that you are given a large hall is
meaningless - we do not control that, the delegates who sign up do.
F O S S . I N / 2 0 0 7
India's Premier FOSS Conference
December 4-8, 2007
- On Sun, 4 Nov 2007, Atul Chitnis wrote:
> The "when" is fairly simple to work out - there are a lot of conditionsSince I posted this, we have had several mails from people asking for
> that decide that. For example - almost all IndLinux folks are also
> involved with Debian, so we can't schedule those two on the same day.
> Similar conditions apply to all the other PDs, so we will be taking all
> those into account, and should be able to publish that list in a couple of
their PDs to be scheduled on the 5th instead of the 4th.
The reasons stated so far are
- non-availability of the PD coordinator on the 4th
- non-availability of speakers on the 4th
The dates for the PDs were well known, and neither of these reasons is
acceptable. The only change that can be accepted at this time is
cancellation of the PD.
Please understand that the event starts on the 4th of December, not the
5th. And that four out of eight PDs will take place on the 4th. And that
we have very good reasons for scheduling some of the more prominent PDs
for the first day.
Also, understand that the PD coordinators and the community associated
with the PD are expected to publicise their PDs. Right now, what I am
seeing in terms of interest indicated by registered delegates is directly
proportional to the amount of publicity I am seeing happening for each PD.
So whip up your communities, whip up posters for your PD, and "market" the
PD to get as many delegates as possible registering and indicating
interested for you PD.