What's the point anyway?
Posted Dec 3, 2010 4:06 UTC (Fri) by ccurtis
In reply to: What's the point anyway?
Parent article: The dark side of open source conferences
Well, there was the 2008 OLS whisky bof that came with instructions that you weren't allowed in without a bottle of whisky.
I think you very much misinterpreted whatever phrasing was there.
A BOF isn't an official event, and some leniency should be allowed for how people freely associate after the conference has concluded for the day. I, and several other people, went to said BOF; none of us brought a bottle of whiskey, and all were allowed in. That said, a whiskey BOF isn't really a whiskey BOF if nobody brings whiskey, so being encouraged to bring your favorite bottle is hardly a crime.
As to the event itself - yes, there was an organized event; by whom I do not know. Bus rental was arranged and you had to pay your own share to ride there. The whiskey BOF was held at the same place, but there aren't too many places where you can just carry in 50 (or whatever) bottles of whiskey so no matter where it happens it's going to seem like some semi-official event in a special location.
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