Re: On future conferences

From: Oleg Bartunov
Subject: Re: On future conferences
Date: ,
Msg-id: Pine.GSO.4.63.0609231304560.681@ra.sai.msu.su
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In response to: Re: On future conferences  (Tatsuo Ishii)
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 Re: On future conferences  (Tatsuo Ishii, )
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  Re: On future conferences  ("Joshua D. Drake", )
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 Re: On future conferences  (Chris Browne, )
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  Re: On future conferences  ("Joshua D. Drake", )
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    Re: On future conferences  ("Joshua D. Drake", )
    Re: On future conferences  ("Josh Berkus", )
     Re: On future conferences  (Andrew Sullivan, )
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       Re: On future conferences  (Andrew Sullivan, )
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 Re: On future conferences  (Chris Browne, )
  Re: On future conferences  (Robert Treat, )
   Re: On future conferences  ("Jim C. Nasby", )

On Fri, 22 Sep 2006, Tatsuo Ishii wrote:

> Hi,
>
> If you guys don't mind to have the conference in Japan next year, I
> would like to start discussions with JPUG/community/business people if
> we could do anything for this.
>
> What do you think?

I'd like to visit Japan.

> --
> Tatsuo Ishii
> SRA OSS, Inc. Japan
>
>> Hi all,
>>
>> Some of you will know that this summer's conference in Toronto was
>> mostly successful (we've been struggling with some blockers on
>> putting up all the conference materials, but I have been assured
>> several times that that state of affairs will end in the next few
>> days).  Some of you will also know that we did some work to try to
>> find out what sort of future conference, if any, was desired by the
>> community.
>>
>> Based on the feedback we received, the community apparently wants a
>> combined user/hacker conference: that is, a conference that combines
>> the PostgreSQL-server developer tracks we saw at this year's
>> conference with some user-focussed items similar to what one might
>> find at typical database conferences for users.
>>
>> Such a conference is not free to put on, of course, and actually
>> requires a considerable amount of money in order to make it both
>> successful and accessible to community members.  This year, we were
>> successful mostly because of the generosity of our many corporate
>> sponsors; we are thankful to them.  This conference was necessarily
>> planned to be smaller than a combined conference would be, so we can
>> anticipate that a future conference would require more money than the
>> money required by the 2006 conference.
>>
>> Those who are in charge of the funds currently held by Software in
>> the Public Interest have a number of other projects besides a
>> conference they are hoping to support in the upcoming year.
>> Accordingly, the group has reached a consensus that 2007 is too soon
>> to plan to fund another conference.  Accordingly, the 2006 conference
>> committee is not planning to try to organise a conference for 2007.
>> We believe that it would be in the best interests of everyone to plan
>> for a biennial conference, if we wish to have a repeating series,
>> rather than an annual one.  So, in the unlikely event you were
>> holding your breath waiting for the announcement of next year's
>> conference, wait no more.
>>
>> Best regards,
>> Andrew Sullivan
>> (2006 PostgreSQL Summit committee chair)
>>
>> --
>> Andrew Sullivan  | 
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>>         --Jane Jacobs
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     Regards,
         Oleg
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Oleg Bartunov, Research Scientist, Head of AstroNet (www.astronet.ru),
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