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Posted Dec 1, 2010 21:51 UTC (Wed) by pizza (subscriber, #46)
Parent article: The dark side of open source conferences

At the risk of repeating the obvious, this sort of behaviour is hardly unique to "open source" conferences.

The more (marketing?) money that's involved in a conference, the more of an "What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas" attitude gets woven into it.

In the end, these conferences, much like the greater "community" they serve, are run by those who participate. (Read whatever you want into that!)


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Not just big-money conferences

Posted Dec 1, 2010 22:00 UTC (Wed) by maco (guest, #53641) [Link]

One of the incidents I mentioned took place at a free community event, not a big corporate event like OSCON.

(I'm Mackenzie)

s/open source //g;

Posted Dec 2, 2010 12:10 UTC (Thu) by tajyrink (subscriber, #2750) [Link]

Of course, free software conferences could/should be better than average, rather than average or worse.


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