> -----Original Message-----
> From: ilug-admin at linux.ie [mailto:ilug-admin at linux.ie]On Behalf Of
> Kathryn Cassidy
> Sent: 12 October 2000 05:05
> To: ilug at linux.ie> Subject: Re: [ILUG] IMPORTANT - news about Linux Day / LAID II
> Um, no, I got the impression that scope would essentially be
> organising the conference. ILUG would make a few suggestions about
> speakers, locations, etc., but scope do all the work. This
> means that
> ILUG isn't going to invest a lot of time organising it, scope is...
Okay, if that's the case, I would have to say that I really like the
ILUG organised events and it would seem to be a shame to let the year
go by without a major event in which they/we had _major_ input.
> Anyway, while it does seem that it would be nice for ILUG
> to actually
> run its own conference rather than help scope run one, organising a
> conference is a lot of work and since I'm not about to
> volunteer to do
> it I can't complain if the organisers want to offload that work to
> scope. Also, this is definitely the best way to run a really big,
> professional event. This is what these people do, they're
> good at it,
> and I reckon we should probably let them do it...
"let them do it"? I thought the idea was to have an ILUG event?
Hmm, I reckon the target audience of this event needs to be clarified.
If it's a case of "This is how Linux can help your business", then
yes, it would be tough to argue that Scope couldn't do a good job.
However, I personally would be more interested in a conference with a
more technical, in-depth slant.
I'm not trying to say that this sounds bad... just trying to determine
the actual goal involved. Otherwise, it's hard to offer suggestions.
Stuff I'd like to know:
1. Will there be talks on various technical topics related directly to
2. Will there be many talks which deal directly with Linux in
3. Will a large part of the event consist of people wandering around
4. Will there be "What is Linux?" talks?
5. Who is the event mainly aimed at?
6. Will it be a case of ILUG coming up with a nice interesting event
and making it work in co-operation with Scope?
7. Will it be a case of Scope charging companies lots of money to have
8. Is this a community or corporate event?
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