Re: [guadec-local] pre-conference
- From: Dave Neary <dneary gnome org>
- To: Sanne te Meerman <sanne opensourceadvies nl>
- Cc: Stormy Peters <stormy gnome org>, Joe 'Zonker' Brockmeier <jzb zonker net>, guadec-local gnome org, guadec-papers gnome org
- Subject: Re: [guadec-local] pre-conference
- Date: Tue, 09 Mar 2010 14:36:49 +0100
Sanne te Meerman wrote:
> -I'm suggesting a couple of sessions, presentations... suggestions,
If the target for the half-day is government, then sessions on things
like thin clients, management of big deployments and how to do
co-development would be top of my list of sessions. Many government
agencies want to contribute, but don't knnow how, or are hamstrung by
regulations. I'd like to see a "Hacking acquisition rules to use more
commercial free software" session, for example :)
> -Who are the best people to approach for these sessions as speakers,
> both within and outside or GNOME: i.e. Governments with experience with
> gnome, (France?-gendarmerie), introduction of GNOME community
Gendarmerie -> contact Chris Kenyon in Canonical. If he didn't do the
sale himself, he will know the key people in the project who did, and
perhaps sort you out with a suitably high-level introduction.
Assemblée National -> Idem - it's Ubuntu again, although I believe
Linagora got that contract...
Other governments with GNOME experience: Andalucia, Extremadura, Bhutan,
Itaipu power station in Brazil, and in general the province of Paranà,
also Sao Paolo, for smaller more local examples,
should give you some more (older) examples.
> -Can we use some of the material/focus later on in the real conference
> (but then focusing more on technical side of things, i.e. deployment of
> gnome with 500+ clients etc. (suggestion of Dave Neary).
I think it's a great idea to have one part of the conference focussed on
getting government GNOME users & prospects together, and another part of
the conference to enable conversations between govt & developers. Let's
limit the govt content in GUADEC to make sure that (a) it's the most
interesting possible and (b) we allow those conversations to start.
GNOME Foundation member
dneary gnome org
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