Re: Akademy+GUADEC *2009* Hosting Proposals

On Fri, Jul 04, 2008 at 12:17:02AM +0200, Lennart Poettering wrote:
> I somehow doubt that this works out. It didn't in Birmingham: some
> people went out all the time because they had no problems affording it
> in Birmingham -- Some people had to focus more on living from
> Tesco. Claiming that this was a good solution is, uh, not really
> understandable to me.

You cannot avoid some differences. This not to say I think it should be
minimized as much as possible. E.g., even forget about a ticket --
driving with some others is way cheaper (Stuttgart).

> Anyway. I think I am not the right one to fight for all the oppressed
> and disadvantaged who might want to come to GUADEC. So let's stop the
> money discussion here. Just one last thing: I just think it is not the
> right sign to move the conference to the country with the third
> highest cost of living in Europe, after has already been in Norway
> (which is the country with the highest cost of living) two years
> ago. (We should move it to Switzerland in 2010, then we'd have had it in

Norway was in 2004.


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