[OSGeo-Discuss] Re: [Gfoss] Last chance before cancelling: OSGeo
Hacking event in a monastry near Bolsena (Italy)!?
punk.kish at gmail.com
Tue Feb 12 11:23:58 EST 2008
On 2/12/08, Paolo Cavallini <cavallini at faunalia.it> wrote:
> Jeroen Ticheler ha scritto:
> > Unfortunately only 6 people have signed up for the hacking event until
> > now. This means that I'll cancel the event by Thursday, unless
> > suddenly at least 12 others confirm their participation :-( Too bad,
> > but that's life.
> One more confirmation that develpers are *the* limiting resource in FOSS
I have no idea how you reached that conclusion. I would love to spend
a week in monastery in Bolsena communing with fellow developers and
FOSS enthusiasts... I would be happy to show that I am not a limiting
resource if you can come up with approx. USD 2000 or so to make it
possible for me.
Hard money is more difficult to come by than time, although to some
extent they are translatable bi-directionally. Given a choice to use
my money to pay my mortgage or attend a conference, I would choose the
I hope this event becomes a reality, but the distance * critical mass
factor is a very important thing to consider in communities that
require physical presence. Bypassing this limitation has been the real
power of the internet, but it sure is a poor substitute for the real
experience of a monastery or Bolsena.
Virtual *anything* is just not as good as the real thing, but it makes
do in a pinch.
> Paolo Cavallini, see: http://www.faunalia.it/pc
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