Subject: O'Reilly Open Source Conference - pkgsrc...
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: David Brownlee <email@example.com>
Date: 02/17/2000 23:05:57
It would be quite excellent if we could get someone (or people) to
discuss pkgsrc at this...
The first two days of the convention will be filled by classes, taught by
experts, which last 3 or 6 hours and cover topics in great depth. We'll
have two 3-hour slots this year (we MIGHT be able to negotiate more if we
get lots of killer proposals). I'd like to fill with classes on topics
which reflect the BSDs' strengths -- e.g. the TCP/IP stack, file systems,
security, kernel architecture, etc. Now, I realize that three hours is a
long time for some of us to talk (unless, of course, you're Kirk McKusick,
who can easily fill several days -- and who, I hope, will be one of our
speakers). So, I'd like to encourage experts from the BSD development teams
to do sessions as "tag team" efforts involving two or even three people.
Presenters of the tutorials will receive a $1500 honorarium from O'Reilly
per 3-hour session. They'll also be reimbursed for travel, and get free
admission to the "conference" portion of the event. (If there are two or
more presenters, they will split the honorarium and travel funds. However,
since the honorarium is generous, everyone's expenses should be covered.)
Notes for the tutorials will have to be submitted to O'Reilly in advance
for duplication. Please submit proposals to firstname.lastname@example.org
and copy me at email@example.com. Proposal guidelines are at
http://conferences.ora.com/oscon2000/call.html. See the section of this
message marked "Deadlines Approaching" about deadlines.
The final two days of the convention will be a conference with 30, 45, 60,
and 90-minute sessions. There will be a "plenary" session each morning,
after which the conference will split into tracks. Because this is the
first year that there will be a BSD track, we'll only get one quarter as
much time as Linux: 270 minutes, total, to slice up as we'd like. Let's
fill this time with so much good and useful information that we get a full
track next year! Presenters during these two days won't get an honorarium;
however, there's a travel fund which may be able to provide assistance to
those traveling from afar. However, presenters WILL get into the conference
for free -- a perk worth nearly $800. Again, please submit proposals to
firstname.lastname@example.org and copy me at email@example.com. Proposal
guidelines are at http://conferences.ora.com/oscon2000/call.html. See the
section of this message marked "Deadlines Approaching" about deadlines.