[Conferences-discuss] shh....

Martijn Faassen faassen@vet.uu.nl
Fri, 15 Feb 2002 02:41:27 +0100

David Ascher wrote:
> > >>>>> "PFD" == Paul F Dubois <paul@pfdubois.com> writes:
> > 
> >     PFD> To me it is a nobrainer to be a part of OSCON.
> > 
> > +1
> As various people have said, I think that most people agree with that. 
> I've heard one comment saying that "having to be under the O'Reilly
> umbrella" is a sign of weakness or some such (can't remember the
> details, was probably somewhat tipsy). 

Can't have been me, but I've been saying things somewhat similar,
though I wouldn't say 'weakness'. But it's good PR for Python if there's a
conference which is dedicated to the thing. Joining up with 
something such as OSCON can of course also be good for other reasons 
(evangelism, for instance, and cross-fertilization), but I wouldn't
ignore the PR aspect. 

> In my mind, the main question is whether there's also a low-cost
> conference, like the Perl guys do it, and who runs it and when and how.

I can answer that question -- we're already organizing a low-cost
conference here in Europe, next june. Want to come? :)