[OSGeo-Discuss] Free Developer Slots at FOSS4G events

Paolo Cavallini cavallini at faunalia.it
Fri Mar 8 23:07:02 PST 2013

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Il 08/03/2013 16:16, Steven Feldman ha scritto:

> I've been following the conversation that was prompted by Paolo's
> comment about FOSS4G pricing

> We are trying to balance the need to have an economically viable
> conference that covers costs and returns funds to OSGeo (which is
> what we were asked to do) with making the event as affordable and
> accessible as possible. We consulted with the OSGeo Board on how to
> balance these objectives before finalising our prices.

Hi all.
We have shown that admitting for free a limited number of top developers
from OSGeo core projects, that could not otherwise attend, will not be a
cost to the conference, but an opportunity. The attitude shown confirms
the widespread feeling of a modest attention to developers, and of the
primary aim of FOSS4G as a moneymaking machine.
To me, developers are really the blood and nerves of free software, and
should be cared of.
This closure to a reasonable proposal does not shed a bight light on
OSGeo, too.
All the best.
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