On Fri, Sep 22, 2006 at 03:00:38PM +0200, Patrick O'Connor wrote:
> I've just come back from the EuroOscon conference in Brussels (
>http://conferences.oreillynet.com/euos2006/ ) and was heavily inspired by
> the people and the talks there. This conference was aimed at people
> interested in the culture and business of Open Source as well as the
> incredible Open Source developers contributing to the amazing initiatives
> around the world. The highlight for me was a talk given by Mark Shuttleworth
> (yes Mark Shuttleworth!!) who gave a rousing talk on how to build on the
> success of Ubuntu to create a real desktop OS for everyone.
>> The energy of the people and ideas I found at the conference have led me to
> believe that a similar conference (on a smaller scale) to promote the use of
> Open Source to the more general community at large could be held here in
> Ireland and could do some good to promote the Open Source movement in
> Ireland. I would see several tracks with a couple of talk each including
> technical, culture and business running alongside demonstrations in an
> exhibition style of some OS products (Ubuntu, mythbox, etc) and some BOFs.
>> I'd be really interested to hear if you think this sounds interesting /
> feasible and would love to hear if anybody has any ideas to contribute. If
> there is some interest perhaps a few of us could get together for a few
> pints to talk things through.
there was something along those lines a while back in Belfast.
Of course, thats no reason not to organise another one...
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