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Does anyone want 2014? (TechRepublic)

TechRepublic reports that there have been no bids for LCA 2014. "“We should now be in the final stages of meeting with bid teams and visiting the proposed venues, ready to make a decision in the next few weeks. This task turns out to be trivially simple, because to date, we have not received any bids,” James Polley, Linux Australia executive council member, wrote on the Linux Australia mailing list."
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Does anyone want 2014? (TechRepublic)

Posted Aug 28, 2012 19:11 UTC (Tue) by troy.unrau (guest, #73654) [Link]

Nothing significant for Akademy 2013 (KDE) either otherwise they wouldn't be advertising hard for a host. See the Dot.

Every big open source project is having big conferences every year. Perhaps there is some fatigue showing on the organization front.

Does anyone want 2014? (TechRepublic)

Posted Aug 28, 2012 23:42 UTC (Tue) by louie (subscriber, #3285) [Link]

GNOME has had the same problem. It's really quite a heavy load to do it, and burns a lot of good people out. But hiring pros is extremely expensive, and can flip a conference quickly from one attended by volunteer community members to one attended primarily by paid community members.

Does anyone want 2014? (TechRepublic)

Posted Aug 29, 2012 7:07 UTC (Wed) by tsdgeos (subscriber, #69685) [Link]

This is not true, there is at least one good host for Akademy 2013

Does anyone want 2014? (TechRepublic)

Posted Aug 29, 2012 10:43 UTC (Wed) by sealne (subscriber, #58884) [Link]

More choice is always better

Does anyone want 2014? (TechRepublic)

Posted Aug 29, 2012 6:06 UTC (Wed) by PaulWay (subscriber, #45600) [Link]

Caveat: I'm on the organising committee for LCA 2013 but these opinions are my own.

This is not a particularly worrying development. There have been LCAs in the past where the bid process took longer than normal. There have been three teams that are interested in running it, but no-one has actually put forward a bid. I imagine Linux Australia is currently talking with them and seeing what they can do.

There's a perception that running LCA takes massive quantities of time for the entire team for months before the conference. This is not true. Yes, I imagine I'll be busy in the weeks and days leading up to the conference, but at the moment the organisers are able to fit this into their normal daily lives. While simplifying LCA may be possible (and this year's team is already doing that) I suspect that the things people couldn't live without are the ones take a lot of organising, and the things that people want to give up are not actually taking that much of our time.

Personally, I'm sure we'll see an LCA in 2014, and it will rock.

Have fun,


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