[discuss] Who will be going to the Linux Symposium (Possibly last in Ottawa for long time).

I received the following from Andrew, host of the Linux Symposium
http://www.linuxsymposium.org/ . This year it is in Ottawa from July
23'rd to 26th.

I have not submitted to host a Digital Copyright/GOSLING BOF as I did
in previous years. In recent years I have paid to go to the conference,
but have largely met with the same people who live in Ottawa and I could
meet up with at a local LUG event. I expect that if a Copyright bill is
tabled this spring or there is an election (both seem likely), then I
will need to focus my limited resources (volunteer time and money).

Before the deadline I thought I would put this out to the CLUE and
Digital Copyright Canada community. Should I change my mind? Would
someone else who is planning on attending like to host a BOF? Should I
just talk to Andrew and find out if I can come in for free to the BOF,
but otherwise not attend the symposium?

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Reminder - Proposals and other Changes
Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2008 11:47:50 -0600 (CST)

I just wanted to remind everyone that this year we're looking to see
more variety in the kinds of papers and meetings we plan for the Linux
Symposium. It is also our 10th Symposium and the last one that will
take place in Ottawa for some time (they are tearing down and
re-building the Congress Centre)

There is still 4 more days to submit your proposals. Please, if you
would like to see the kinds of topics discussed change, submit a
proposal or approach those people who you think would be good speakers
and encourage them to submit!

Personally I want to hear more about how people are using the technology
in innovative and inspiring ways. Yes, file-systems and memory
management are interesting, but knowing that our work is being used to
do something amazing in the "real world" is also great to hear about!

Take the initiative! Let us hear from you on things!

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